College of Manitoba examine finds birds have modified their habits throughout COVID-19 – Winnipeg | Globalnews.ca

University of Manitoba study finds birds have changed their habits during COVID-19 - Winnipeg | Globalnews.ca

2021-09-23 01:13:39

New analysis exhibits that roads and runways quieted by COVID-19 are filling with birdsong as a substitute.

Scientists on the College of Manitoba have led a examine that checked out how diminished journey associated to the pandemic has affected birds from hawks to hummingbirds throughout North America.

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They drew on tens of millions of sightings posted on eBird, a well-liked citizen science web site the place chicken lovers share what they’ve seen.


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Lead writer Nicola Koper says that 80 per cent of the 82 totally different chicken species they checked out modified their behaviour round roads and airports the place lockdowns or different measures had been in place.

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Sightings of just about all birds went up the place restrictions had been imposed.

Koper says the findings recommend cities might be extra bird-friendly with much less site visitors and disturbance from human transportation.


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