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Will Brood X Boost Success?

In this month’s blog post, we explore a question posed by NestWatcher and Chapter Coordinator Chrisula Stone. She wanted to know if Brood X, one of the largest emergences of periodical cicadas in 17 years, would boost nesting birds. While we can’t know for sure what will happen, past emergences of periodical cicadas have indeed helped some populations of nesting birds. Read more on our blog, and tell us about your experiences with Brood X so far. We also invite you to submit your photos and videos of birds eating cicadas to our participant photo gallery!

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology