Have you noticed more northern shovelers in Oklahoma? How about red-shouldered hawks? The Audubon Society says those birds (and others) have become more common in the Sooner State in the past four decades as they have moved farther north for the winter.
Credit global warming – the Audubon Society does. Other factors have no doubt contributed, such as urban sprawl, but the society says warming is the only explanation for why more than half the bird species on this continent winter farther north than they used to.
We wouldn’t mind seeing fewer Canada geese. These fowl now call Oklahoma home year-round and cause havoc for farmers while soiling parks, golf courses, walking trails – you name it.