[CT Birds] Link to Pesticide story

Comins, Patrick PCOMINS at audubon.org
Sat Aug 2 13:26:04 EDT 2014


Here is a link to a story about the study.  There are some caveats.  One possibility seems to be that the pesticides are so effective that they are limiting the insect prey base of the birds.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140709-birds-insects-pesticides-insecticides-neonicotinoids-silent-spring/
[http://news.nationalgeographic.com/u/TvyamNb-BivtNwpvn7Sct0VFDulyAfA9wBcU0gVHVnqC5ghmd01m4jHntFPD4iSng2W7bM5pgzWRDxwWn2o/]<http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140709-birds-insects-pesticides-insecticides-neonicotinoids-silent-spring/>

Second Silent Spring? Bird Declines Linked to Popular Pesticides
A popular class of insecticides has been linked to bird die-offs-a finding that parallels Rachel Carson's concerns back in 1962.
Read more...<http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140709-birds-insects-pesticides-insecticides-neonicotinoids-silent-spring/>

? Patrick


Patrick M. Comins
Director of Bird Conservation

Audubon Connecticut
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Patrick M. Comins
Director of Bird Conservation

Audubon Connecticut
185 East Flat Hill Road
Southbury, CT 06488

Phone: (203)264-5098 x308

Fax: (203)264-6332

pcomins at audubon.org
http://iba.audubon.org/iba/viewState.do?state=US-CT
Audubon Connecticut is on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AudubonCT
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