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Understanding an Ecological Trap

Birds don’t choose where to place a nest arbitrarily. Rather, they rely on signals from the environment, such as cavity size, food availability, and abundance of predators nearby. However, sometimes those signals become uncoupled from actual habitat quality. This can lead to an “ecological trap.” Learn how you can reduce the risk of setting an ecological trap on your property or managed trail in our latest blog post.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology