Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Elderberries
Birds & Berries - How is a changing climate altering the activities of plants and birds? Birds and berries form a unique relationship, birds play a vital role pollinating plants and dispersing seeds. Migrating birds require foods high in protein, such as berries for the extreme demand of flying thousands of miles. North American birds are at risk of extinction from climate change, rising temperatures, sea level rise, droughts, fires, powerful storms and fragmented habitat. The fate of birds and humans are deeply connected to the health of our ecosystem.