How has climate change affected birds in South Jersey?

Red knots and Horseshoe crabs, Delaware Bay

VERNON OGRODNEK / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY – All eyes were on the skies during a New Jersey Audubon birding festival in Cape May Point.

Bird watchers from all over over the state, and beyond, got their fill of the myriad of birds found in South Jersey from coopers to sharp-shinned hawks.

And as varied as the species they were observing, so were their opinions on climate change and its effects on birds.

Climate change was listed as one of the reasons for a decrease in the worldwide bird population, according to a recent study. But many birders are observing other changes related to the climate …

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