Mother Nature Network
| by Mary Jo Dilonardo

The writings of Herb Wilson, the Leslie Brainerd Arey Professor of Biosciences, emeritus, was highlighted in a Mother Nature Network blog entry titled “Why do birds migrate at night?” Wilson’s own blog, Maine Birds, was referenced with the answer: “Migration at night has at least three advantages. Birds do not have to worry about falcon or hawk attacks. Second, the air in the atmosphere is usually less turbulent than during the day. Lastly, the air is cooler at night.”

 

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