KOMO: Audubon society raises concerns about Sound Transit cutting trees during nesting season

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Oregon junco nestlings
Photo by Kira Wennstrom

As reported by KOMO, Josh Morris, an urban conservation manager with the Seattle Audubon Society, is concerned that the tree cutting by Sound Transit to make way for construction of the Lynnwood Link light rail coincides with bird nesting season.

Sound Transit has promised to check each tree for bird nests before cutting, but Morris points out that nests can be difficult to see.

“First of all, some of them are really small,” Morris said. “And second, they are hard to find by design. Obviously birds have an interest for their nest not to be found by predators."

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Anonymous,  May 9, 2019 at 10:37 AM  

Interesting idea that trees can be cut down around a tree with a nest and somehow the racket, vibrations, lack of shelter, etc won't affect the nestlings. Oh - did you see the UN notice the other day about one million species going extinct in our lifetime?

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