• How do hurricanes affect migrating birds?

    2 monthes ago - By All About Birds

    Each year, migratory birds cross the Gulf of Mexico during hurricane season. Most birds wait for favorable winds and weather before starting a migratory flight, so seldom strike out over water during a hurricane, but some birds may be well offshore when a storm begins. Although migrants have enough fat to make the 600-mile Gulf crossing in favorable winds, they may not have enough energy to survive if they have to fight against headwinds.
    Before and after flights, when migrants have higher than normal food requirements, they may have problems finding safe supplies of food in areas...
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