A World on the Wing
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 963 , Segment 1
Episode: Are Birds Migrations Adapting to Climate Change?
- Apr 16, 2021 6:00 pm
- 39:47 mins
Some migratory birds, like the Godwit, have some unbelievable abilities—putting half of the brain to sleep for long flights, shrinking their digestive organs, and ramping up their cardiovascular systems, to name a few. But migratory routes are instinctive and rely on climate conditions that have been changing. Will birds be able to adapt? Guest: Scott Weidensaul, author of 30 books on nature and wildlife, including "A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds"