Did you know that raptors are common victims of rat poisoning? In our latest blog post, Katie Leung and Sunny Corrao of New York City Parks’ Wildlife Unit explain how volunteers are helping to reduce secondary poisoning of birds of prey. Citizen scientists in the Big Apple are contributing nesting observations of raptors to NestWatch, which in turn helps city officials determine where to suspend the use of rodenticides. This is a great example of NestWatch data feeding back into the local community to make a difference for birds.
Read on to learn more, and find out how you can get involved if you live in NYC.