What is black and yellow and white, flies over 12,000 miles per year, and weighs a little more than 3 Oreo Cookies? A Bobolink!. The bobolink is a strikingly beautiful bird with a really cool song that nests in grassy fields in Ohio. But for how long? It is still easy to see here. But, is it in trouble?
The above chart paints a sad picture for the status of the bobolink in Ohio. But is this really true? Has the bobolink declined in numbers by over 80% since the 1980s? You be the judge. I discuss this data (caution–lots of data and discussion ahead–like 18 pages worth of discussion).
You can find out more about the bobolink in this handy dandy .pdf file: