Scary stuff for the relatively common Northern Saw-whet Owl, a large loss of winter habitat in the face of our changing climate. As the blue disappears so does the winter range- so saw-whets will be wintering further north. For an animated version of disappearing habitat: see: http://climate.audubon.org/birds/nswowl/northern-saw-whet-owl.
|This prediction of the winter habitat loss comes from National Audubon's |
climate change model.