Dead birds leave wildlife experts puzzled
"Unprecedented and very large number" of birds have been found dead across southern New Mexico.
What's the deal with all the dead birds in southern New Mexico? This group of women from the Bureau of Land Management, MSU's Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology and White Sands Missile Range all want to know the same thing. It appears to be an unprecedented and a very large number. It's very difficult to put a finger on exactly what that number is. Um, but I could say it would. It could easily be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. They say One factor could very well be the cold snap we saw last week. What is odd is the fact that we're seeing this occur beforehand, and we're seeing it occurs since then. But it's not just the cold can be related to some of the drug conditions. It could also be related to the fires in the West and the fire, the West or possibly playing a role in this. It made There may have been some damage to these birds that will, you know, in their Lums there. Maybe they may have pushed them out early when they weren't ready to migrated. Those they're just theories right now, but these women and other researchers in our state are working to figure out what's going on because they say this is not normal on the missile range. We might. In a week's time, we might get a report of, like, less than half a dozen dipper, you know, one or two. Denver, Um, this last week to 10 days, we've had a couple of 100 so that really got our attention. You could help by reporting any groups of dead birds you see on the I naturalist app. They'll have a spot for you to do that in the next few days. If people can, we would ask that they could collect the birds, but they should use gloves or a bag to pick it up. We don't advocate touching the birds with your hands and bagged, um, double bagged them and stick them in a freezer. Grace reader Ko before