Magnetic Birds (Part 2 of 2)
On today’s Creation Moments Minute, we’ll take another look at how migrating birds find where they are going.
Research has shown that many birds actually have a small amount of magnetic material in their brains, which acts like a built‑in compass to help them know where they are and where they are going. But additional research has shown that birds also use the sun, stars, changes in barometric pressure, low frequency sounds made by the wind and sea … and even odors.
A bird’s ability to navigate using only one of these methods would be amazing enough. But the fact that birds have several methods available to them is a testimony to their Creator, who provided them with back‑up methods as well. If no detail of a small bird’s need is too unimportant for His attention, imagine how much more He is concerned about the details of our lives.
Ref: Cook, Patrick. “How do birds find where they’re going?” Science 84. p. 26.