By Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, August 28, 2018
The common loon and its haunting cry could disappear from our region in two or three decades, as climate change drives the bird farther north, a new analysis suggests.
The National Audubon Society has published an analysis of how the “range” of birds — the map of their summer and winter homes — will shift in a warming climate.
It concludes that “314 species — nearly half of all North American birds — (are) severely threatened by global warming.” Many will have to adapt to new landscapes to live. Bird biologists say migration patterns of many species are already shifting.https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/last-call-climate-change-may-someday-force-loons-from-ottawa-area-analysis-suggests