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Why birds migrate vast distances – and how you can help during their breeding season

Why birds migrate vast distances – and how you can help during their breeding season

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Bird And Animal Migration

  • Although we tend to think of migration as birds flying from one country to another, there are actually many animals who migrate.
  • Wildebeest, for example, undertake a circular migration, roaming the African plains in huge numbers during the dry season in search of fresh grass.

How Birds Find Their Way

  • Migration is a costly business – birds need to carry enough fat reserves to power their flight and sustain themselves over the duration of their journey.
  • Getting lost could have disastrous consequences, so birds have developed incredible navigation skills(a natural GPS-like connecti...

Europe's Summer Visitors

  • Many birds undertake long-distance migrations to the UK for the summer breeding season.
  • Feeding birds nuts, seeds, and household scraps will help to provide some easily accessible food.
  • Enhancing biodiversity in your garden by creating a wildflower meadow, or taking part in n...

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