Trump Administration, Climate Change Impacting Migratory Birds

May 29, 2018

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A coalition of conservation groups is suing the Trump administration over changes to a hundred-year old law protecting migrating birds. Late last year, the administration announced a seemingly minor change to just two words in the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. As Brittany Patterson reports, those two little words have big implications for thousands of birds that migrate over the Ohio Valley.

Also, spring brings flocks of migrating birds from South and Central America throughout the northern Appalachian region. It’s Christmas for birders who do early morning trips with binoculars to spot the migrants. But a changing climate means some birds could disappear from view. StateImpact Pennsylvania’s Susan Phillips goes out in the woods to learn how climate change impacts what we see and hear.