The State Bird Of Kansas Is Disappearing, Along With Species From Across The Country
Birders and farmers have for years reported seeing fewer and fewer birds, but what's to blame for the decrease?
Climate change, wind turbines and outdoor cats all play a part. Longtime bird watcher Chuck Otte said Kansas' state bird, the western meadowlark, isn't migrating to new places — "they're just disappearing."
- Chuck Otte, Geary County extension agent for K-State Research and Extension, and secretary of the Kansas Bird Records Committee