(photo by Sutton Porter/courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate)

(photo by Sutton Porter/courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate)

Springtime is almost here, and with it comes a variety of lovely birds joyfully singing in trees and building nests for their future young ones.

Many species of songbirds fly northward from faraway lands imbued with migratory passion.

Gracing humanity with their melodious symphonic sounds, North American songbirds call attention to the advent of springtime.

This predictable migratory event is fueled by their desire to find plentiful food supplies, suitable mates, and ideal nesting places for female birds to lay their eggs and tend to offspring.

According to Wikipedia, there are approximately 4,000 species of songbirds worldwide, with evidence suggesting they evolved over 50 million years ago.

Read more on Laurie’s column at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News

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