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BirdNote: Hummingbirds At Home

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Copyright Joanne Kamo
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The Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

During spring migration, hummingbirds like this Ruby-throat rely on the nectar of flowering plants. But flowers blooming earlier because of warming temperatures could affect them severely. To better understand and protect these marvelous birds, Audubon has launched a new citizen-science initiative: Hummingbirds at Home. The project will help scientists understand how climate change, flowering patterns, and feeding by people are affecting hummingbirds. Your reports could make a difference!
 

Broadcast on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 8:58 a.m.

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