— Birds are richly diverse, readily observable, and exist in an equally wide array of habitat conditions across the landscape, making them excellent storytellers of environmental shifts. And indeed, their numbers are telling us that major change is afoot.
— The growing use of rodenticides known as “second generation anticoagulant rodenticides” or “SGARs” is impacting Bald Eagles and other raptors. This threat is emerging at a time when populations of these magnificent birds are rebounding following decades of work to address the harm done by the pesticide DDT. There are many other ways to kill a rat (or mouse or other pesty rodent) – we should not choose poisons that also kill birds.