argylesock says… We know that neonicotinoids are bad news for bees. Now, apparently, there’s evidence that they’re bad news for birds too.
Media Release from American Bird Conservancy
New Study Finds Pesticides Leading Cause of Grassland Bird Declines
(Washington, D.C., February 25, 2013) A new study led by a preeminent Canadian toxicologist identifies acutely toxic pesticides as the most likely leading cause of the widespread decline in grassland bird numbers in the United States, a finding that challenges the widely-held assumption that loss of habitat is the primary cause of those population declines.
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