BIRDS ARE FALLING OUT OF THE SKY
Birds ‘falling out of the sky’ in mass die-off in south-western US
Thousands of migrating birds have inexplicably died in south-western US,
In what ornithologists have described as a national tragedy that is likely to be related to the climate crisis.
Flycatchers, swallows and warblers are among the species “falling out of the sky”,
As part of a mass die-off across New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Arizona and farther north into Nebraska,
With growing concerns there could be hundreds of thousands dead already, said Martha Desmond, a professor in the biology department at New Mexico State University (NMSU).
Many carcasses have little remaining fat reserves or muscle mass, with some appearing to have nose-dived into the ground mid-flight.
“I collected over a dozen in just a two-mile stretch in front of my house,” said Desmond.
“To see this and to be picking up these carcasses and realising how widespread this is, is personally devastating.
To see this many individuals and species dying is a national tragedy.”
Long-distance migrants flying south from…..