Neonic Nation: Is Widespread Pesticide Use Connected To Grassland Bird Declines?

Remember when DDT was the huge deal in songbird deaths? There appears to be a new threat that is just as devastating, but harder to track: Neonicotinoids. The vast majority of this threat comes from the unregulated coating of seeds for this long-lived, water soluble insecticide that is finding its way into our waterways and killing off stream invertebrates upon which many birds rely.

Read the full story in Article by Scott Weidensaul for All About Birds (TheCornellLab).