This month’s theme was to be about ears and hearing and September is quiet, as the majority of birds leave backyards and woods to migrate to winter homes. Then news breaks, and there are reports about birds and climate change everyone should read. Or hear. If we enjoy nature and care about birds, then we must be informed, speak out, act on change, and vote.

Since 1970 more than 25% of North American bird populations have been lost. Even the robust European Starling and House Sparrow species have declined.

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