Climate change threatens loon, other Minnesota birds, Audubon study finds

Star Tribune: As many as half of Minnesota’s bird species -- including the loon, the beloved state bird -- could disappear because of accelerated climate change. It’s not the birds themselves that are endangered, it’s the places that they live -- the lakes, the forests, the grasslands -- that are at risk. As those areas disappear, so will the birds that nest there. “In real estate, it’s ‘location, location, location,’ ” said Bob Janssen, the author of several books about birds in Minnesota. “The bird equivalent......

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