As climate change fuels stronger storms, scientists are using emerging technology and crowdsourcing data to understand their avian toll.
This hurricane season is off to a slow start, but as of early August the U.S. Climate Prediction Center still called for it to be above-normal. Between 6 and 10 hurricanes could barrel across the Atlantic basin by the end of November, the center projected, with 3 to 5 of them rated major.
How the season plays out has high stakes not only for people—hurricanes are historically the deadliest and costliest natural disasters—but also for birds.