Scientists say climate change is shifting the migration patterns of some birds — and if they can’t adapt to those changes, they may not survive. Indiana University has set up two antennas to help track birds as they pass through.
Less than 20 minutes east of IU’s main campus in Bloomington, researchers with the Environmental Resilience Institute walk out in the cold to release songbirds they’ve caught in their nets.
Some of these birds will be fitted with small transmitters so that antenna towers on their path can track their movements. Team leader Allison Byrd says the more towers there are across the country, the better the data.