Wildfire Smoke Disrupts Bird Migration in the West

October 13, 2021 11:00 am

Source: http://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/wildfire-smoke-disrupts-bird-migration-west

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Early fall wildfires in the western states and the smoke they generate pose a risk to birds migrating in the Pacific Flyway, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. GPS data from the 2020 wildfire season indicate that at least some migratory birds may take longer and use more energy to avoid wildfire smoke.

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