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Dead migratory birds possibly due to wildfires

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Hundreds of thousands of migratory birds have been found dead in New Mexico - CNN
https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/14/us/new-m ... index.html
Dead migratory birds -- which include species such as warblers, bluebirds, sparrows, blackbirds, the western wood pewee and flycatchers -- are also being found in Colorado, Texas and Mexico.
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Possible reasons
One of the factors biologists believe may have contributed to the deaths of the birds is the wildfires burning in California and other Western states, which may have forced the birds into early migration before they were ready.
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Re: Dead migratory birds possibly due to wildfires

Oh how awful!! 😞

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Re: Dead migratory birds possibly due to wildfires

They have a new reporting on this —

Mass die-off of birds in south-western US 'caused by starvation' | Birds | The Guardian
:arrow: https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... vation-aoe
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Re: Dead migratory birds possibly due to wildfires

There were probably other casualties besides the birds. I remember years ago when there was a huge fire in Yellowstone that forced bison, and deer out of the park sanctuary and they were hit by cars or hunted down. Many of those that remained, also starved because of the loss of food and habitat.
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