Birds took advantage of lockdowns by hanging out in the city, study finds

By Emily Chung, CBC, Sept 22, 2021

Warblers, hummingbirds, hawks and other migratory birds across Canada and the U.S. hung out in cities during the pandemic lockdowns in the spring of 2020, treating urban-dwelling humans to far more visits than usual, a new study finds.

Birding is a hobby that surged in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic. And many birders logged the species they sighted, and their locations, through "citizen science" apps such as eBird that allow data gathered by volunteers to be used by scientists for conservation research.

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