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Migratory songbirds can travel thousands of miles, braving wind, rain, snow, and limited food. What can be done to help them along their journey?

The American eel spawns and hatches in the ocean waters of the Sargasso Sea, near Bermuda, about 2 million square miles of warm water in the North Atlantic. The larvae of this snake-like fish drift with the currents for about a year to find homes throughout their huge range, from Greenland to Venezuela. Many eels migrate north and make it all the way to Lake Ontario. A champion migrator if I’ve ever… Read More

New research uses weather radar technology to identify the most important places in the Northeast for migratory species to rest and refuel during their perilous seasonal journeys.