Refueling on Block Island


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On Block Island, 11 square miles of land off the coast of Rhode Island, Kim Gaffett catches birds and puts metal bands on their legs to track them. This has helped reveal how the birds use their island layovers. Having crossed the ocean without eating or drinking, birds need stopover sites like Block Island to eat and refuel for the rest of their journey.Hear more about how Block Island helps migrating birds on the Threatened podcast.

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