The Transylvania Times -

Songbirds, Shorebirds And Other Migratory Birds To Benefit From $18 Million In Funding


August 13, 2018

The Swallow-tailed kite inhabits the cloudy mountaintops, as well as the cypress swamps in the eastern part of North Carolina. It's habitat is threatened by climate change in the mountains and logging and habitat loss in the eastern part of the state.

Each spring, the air fills with the calls of millions of migratory birds making their annual journeys from wintering grounds in the southern hemisphere to breeding grounds in North America. Yet populations of many birds are in decline as a result of habitat loss and degradation. Thanks to the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA) grants program, however, these long distance travelers will benefit from $18 million in federal and matching funds.

The NMBCA provides critical funding each year for bird conservation and research throughout the Western Hemisphere and is the only sou...

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