Habitat loss is the number one threat to birds and nature, worldwide.
Learning habitat is the biggest step a birder can make into finding birds on their own, instead of relying on twitches. Self-found birds are wonderful accomplishments for birders.
As I learn about Nova Scotia bird habitat, I will attempt to document it both as a journal for myself, and to inspire other birders.
Some of my findings may be speculative, and as always I welcome feedback and discussion.
For a starter, my favorite habitat finding is that Ovenbirds use Blue-bead Lily’s to help hide their nests on the ground. Tip compliments of the MacPhail Ecological Woods Forestry Project.
More to come…this will be a rainy day work in progress.