by Mary Caton

Dramatic weather changes are unnerving to people and animals. Animals, however, particularly birds, know and even warn of its coming. To hear the term “bomb” used to describe a weather event sounds terrifying.  A weather bomb, cyclone bomb or ‘bombogenesis‘ is a winter hurricane with gale force winds, snow, ice, rain, flooding and very cold temperatures.  The northeastern United States began 2018 with a bomb cyclone in January and a second in early March.

Read Mary’s full article here to learn how birds prepare and adapt to such weather extremes.

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