How many migratory bird species stop over in Canada en route to wintering and breeding grounds?
Answer: C. 500.
Over 500 species of migratory birds stop over in Canada as they make their way to wintering or breeding grounds. En route they face a number of challenges including poor weather, changing climate, loss or degradation of habitat, pollution, hunting and predation. As if flying hundreds of kilometres under dire circumstances wasn’t hard enough, some migratory birds are up against even greater odds—making the journey with extinction looming overhead.
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