Pop Chart Lab | Design + Data = Delight | Birds of North America
Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus). Seen in wooded habitats, suburban and rural.These…
WESTERN BLUEBIRD DECLINE - Western Bluebirds are declining, victims of habitat loss & displacement by introduced species. Bluebirds face many threats—the same ones that are driving many bird species toward the brink. Suburban sprawl along the West Coast is eating up bluebirds’ woodland habitat. Introduced species like house sparrows compete for the tree cavities where bluebirds prefer to nest. It is one of dozens of familiar bird species headed for trouble. (Audubon Action, 7/9/2013)
I love bluebirds! Even though we live in a condo in a suburban area, we have a group of bluebirds around here!
Ornithologist, Margaret Morse Nice with baby sparrows, Chicago 1956. Photo by Al Fenn.