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The National Audubon Society has named 2018 as the Year of the Bird, stating emphatically that the time is now to save the birds, if they are to be saved. Their survival is at the point of crisis, and the culprit in the bird numbers’ precipitous decline is no secret. It is climate change, the science of which has “careful and thorough.” For this gigantic task and to emphasize the need for immediate action, a $10 million gift was given by the Overlook International Foundation.

The alarming fact is that three quarters of bird species are severely threatened by global warming.

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LBJ (Little Brown Job) is a term often used by bird watchers to describe a little brownish bird that they don’t have the patience to identify. Most birds passed off as LBJs are likely to be sparrows. Don’t let yourself fall into the LBJ cop-out trap.

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In this article I want to talk about forbs, grasses, and interstitial space. I will start with forbs: a forb is a flowering plant that is not a grass. Forbs in all environments are essential in providing important elements such as food, water, and cover for many wildlife species. When it comes to birds, forbs are crucial. Most species in their first couple of weeks of life need the protein-rich insects that are found on or close to flowering plants, helping the young birds to develop and grow quickly.

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