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Wildfires might explain migratory bird deaths

Hundreds of thousands of dead migratory birds have been found across New Mexico, Colorado, Texas and Mexico, and the actual number might be in the millions, says Martha Desmond, a professor at New Mexico State University. Warblers, bluebirds, sparrows, blackbirds, pewees and flycatchers are among the dead, and Desmond suspects the wildfires burning throughout the West Coast have damaged the birds' lungs and interrupted normal migration patterns.

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