Call of the Sandpiper: New Year’s Resolutions in the Time of Climate Breakdown

Beachfront developers have usurped many miles of sandpiper habitat. And now these birds face another human-connected threat—which could drive them extinct if we do nothing about it.

At least one group of Hudsonian godwits—sandpipers who nest in Manitoba, Canada—face an immediate climate peril. Winter is changing to summer much more quickly than it used to. So the local insects die earlier. And this means the sandpipers can find no food to give to their newly hatched young.

Read the full article at CounterPunch, where it was published today.


Photo: Hudsonian Godwit by Francesco Veronesi CC BY-SA 2.0

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