A sticky fate

A migrating blackcap songbird. Credit: József Szabó.

Each year millions of migrating birds fly the skies over the Mediterranean Sea. It’s a journey fraught with peril – severe weather, predation, fatigue, and degraded habitats can all keep a bird from completing its trip. And when many of these birds land in Cyprus to rest and refuel, they can fly straight into another danger. Illegal bird trapping.

My story aired yesterday on The World, with this accompanying video:

~ by Ari Daniel on December 27, 2011.

One Response to “A sticky fate”

  1. That was very interesting. I did not know about this issue before listening to this. Keep up the good work!

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