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Record shot of Male Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) - Osoyoos, BC | by bcbirdergirl
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Record shot of Male Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) - Osoyoos, BC

With all the agricultural and urban development creating habitat loss we are losing these birds. They can't survive in cut fields but need the long grass to nest in. The colonies all over BC and Canada are declining. Over 25% of the global population of this grassland bird species breeds in Canada, which is the northern portion of its range. The species has suffered severe population declines since the late 1960’s and the declines have continued over the last 10 years. The species is threatened by incidental mortality from agricultural operations, habitat loss and fragmentation, pesticide exposure and bird control at wintering roosts. Let's try to save the Bobolink before it is too late.

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Taken on May 27, 2016