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Thousands Of Birds Drop Dead From The Sky In New Mexico (Photos) by Macsjebs(m): 9:30pm On Sep 16
Biologists at New Mexico State University are trying to find out why hundreds of thousands of migratory birds have been found dead across the state.

The mystery started August 20 with the discovery of a large number of dead birds at the US Army White Sands Missile Range and White Sands National Monument, according to Martha Desmond, a professor at the university's department of fish, wildlife and conservation ecology.

What was first believed to be an isolated incident turned out to be a much more serious problem when hundreds more dead birds were found in regions across the state. including Doña Ana County, Jemez Pueblo, Roswell and Socorro.

"It's just terrible," Desmond told CNN. "The number is in the six figures. Just by looking at the scope of what we're seeing, we know this is a very large event, hundreds of thousands and maybe even millions of dead birds, and we're looking at the higher end of that."

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.

Alongside biologists from White Sands Missile Range, Desmond and her team began identifying, cataloging and examining about 300 dead birds on Saturday to learn more about the condition they were in when they died.

Residents and biologists reported seeing birds acting strangely before they died. For example, birds that are normally seen in shrubs and trees have been spotted on the ground looking for food and chasing bugs.

Many were lethargic and unresponsive so they were getting hit by cars, Desmond said, in numbers "larger than ever seen before."

On the missile range golf course, swallows, which are aerial insectivores that don't even walk, were sitting on the ground and letting people approach them, she added.

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.

"Birds who migrated before they were ready because of the weather might have not had enough fat to survive," Desmond said. "Some birds might have not even had the reserves to start migrating so they died in place."

Some birds might have had to change their migratory pathways, while others could have inhaled smoke and sustained lung damage.
While the fires and dry weather in New Mexico may have amplified the number of migratory bird deaths, that still leaves many questions.

"We began seeing isolated mortalities in August, so something else has been going on aside the weather events and we don't know what it is. So that in itself is really troubling," she added.

The birds will be sent to the US Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory in Oregon for necropsies and to determine their cause of death, but it could take weeks to get results.

"This is devastating. Climate charge is playing a role in this." Desmond said. "We lost 3 billion birds in the US since 1970 and we've also seen a tremendous decline in insects, so an event like this is terrifying to these populations and it's devastating to see."

Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/14/us/new-mexico-birds-died-migration-trnd/index.html

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Re: Thousands Of Birds Drop Dead From The Sky In New Mexico (Photos) by Righteousnesss8: 9:42pm On Sep 16
Before una start to post end time this is not the first time it as been happening sha ..

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Re: Thousands Of Birds Drop Dead From The Sky In New Mexico (Photos) by DICKstractor(m): 9:47pm On Sep 16
shocked

If it was still the time where the controversy of 5G cause covid-19, the death of this birds would have been linked to it.

R. I. P to the birds

They even have laboratory to find out the cause of death in animals but here in my darling country, forensic can never be done to determine the cause of death in humans

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Re: Thousands Of Birds Drop Dead From The Sky In New Mexico (Photos) by valentineuwakwe(m): 9:48pm On Sep 16
pure science and environmental issues associated with climate change...if na naija na, dem for begin plan night Virgil n start to cabash unto say na witches/wizards wey dey return from there meeting die for road......lol

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Re: Thousands Of Birds Drop Dead From The Sky In New Mexico (Photos) by longetivity(m): 9:48pm On Sep 16
if this should happen in naija ehhnnn...
Re: Thousands Of Birds Drop Dead From The Sky In New Mexico (Photos) by ipica: 9:56pm On Sep 16
Make dem no chop anyone o. Na bird covid 19 be dat
Re: Thousands Of Birds Drop Dead From The Sky In New Mexico (Photos) by RomanianNinja: 9:58pm On Sep 16
Buhari at work

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Re: Thousands Of Birds Drop Dead From The Sky In New Mexico (Photos) by manuel4real(m): 10:06pm On Sep 16
Re: Thousands Of Birds Drop Dead From The Sky In New Mexico (Photos) by manuel4real(m): 10:07pm On Sep 16
Righteousness89:
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Righteousnesss8:
Before una start to post end time this is not the first it as been happening sha ..
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Re: Thousands Of Birds Drop Dead From The Sky In New Mexico (Photos) by illicit(m): 10:11pm On Sep 16
Drop dead

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Re: Thousands Of Birds Drop Dead From The Sky In New Mexico (Photos) by midolian(m): 10:30pm On Sep 16
Righteousness, please tell them the end is near grin

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Re: Thousands Of Birds Drop Dead From The Sky In New Mexico (Photos) by NewBea: 10:30pm On Sep 16
Hmmmmm
Make i no talk
Re: Thousands Of Birds Drop Dead From The Sky In New Mexico (Photos) by IamWonderful: 10:31pm On Sep 16
Buhari cause am

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Re: Thousands Of Birds Drop Dead From The Sky In New Mexico (Photos) by slivertongue: 10:59pm On Sep 16
if na naija, food don land

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Re: Thousands Of Birds Drop Dead From The Sky In New Mexico (Photos) by harcole: 11:08pm On Sep 16
Did anyone look at the date of the news?

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Re: Thousands Of Birds Drop Dead From The Sky In New Mexico (Photos) by Birdeyeview: 11:13pm On Sep 16
Macsjebs:

I did, was yesterday, most websites posted today. The date on the article referred to how and when it all started before it got to the present state

Re: Thousands Of Birds Drop Dead From The Sky In New Mexico (Photos) by Macsjebs(m): 11:15pm On Sep 16
harcole:
Did anyone look at the date of the news?
I did, was yesterday, most websites posted today. The date on the article referred to how and when it all started before it got to the present state

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Re: Thousands Of Birds Drop Dead From The Sky In New Mexico (Photos) by FarahAideed: 11:22pm On Sep 16
Milimetre waves

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Re: Thousands Of Birds Drop Dead From The Sky In New Mexico (Photos) by Umueme: 12:13am On Sep 17
God airpus.
Meanwhile do you know that if you save N1 everyday for a year, you'd saved less than $1. This information still hurts my brain

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Re: Thousands Of Birds Drop Dead From The Sky In New Mexico (Photos) by Onyenna(m): 12:14am On Sep 17
Daaayyuuummmmm!....

Ike gwuru
Re: Thousands Of Birds Drop Dead From The Sky In New Mexico (Photos) by MANNABBQGRILLS: 3:25am On Sep 17
Many kinda tins happening in our world this Year 2020 shocked shocked

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Re: Thousands Of Birds Drop Dead From The Sky In New Mexico (Photos) by DCatt: 3:56am On Sep 17
5G thing!

And it just happened to be the home town of one former democrat governor Richardson who helped set up N.Korea technology while telling Americans that Kim jon Ill was evil.

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Re: Thousands Of Birds Drop Dead From The Sky In New Mexico (Photos) by Temitopemo6e6(m): 4:58am On Sep 17
Lost time is never found again
�� When the Mighty man in Battle decides to fight ur battle...God in action...

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Re: Thousands Of Birds Drop Dead From The Sky In New Mexico (Photos) by helinues: 5:00am On Sep 17
Talk about chemical weapons

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Re: Thousands Of Birds Drop Dead From The Sky In New Mexico (Photos) by rasheedatt(f): 5:52am On Sep 17
Righteousnesss8:
Before una start to post end time this is not the first time it as been happening sha ..
OK let's call buhari
Re: Thousands Of Birds Drop Dead From The Sky In New Mexico (Photos) by Wolgrace(m): 6:03am On Sep 17
Climate change and global warming: a true nature of our earthly cloud manipulated by dangerous hazard chemicals for selfish gains.. They lie to you all that they go to space and moon for scientific exploration and discovery, but they end up poisoning the air and water with hazardous chemicals that affects the whole earth, inhabitants, and every other living and non-living creatures..

God gave you eyes close to your brain for a reason. Look up the sky and observe carefully, and ask why the heavy smoky discharged of toxic gas from the jet? WEATHER MANIPULATION!!

The prince of air, Satan, inspires his global faithfuls to carry out his evil inventions through technological science i.e his physical invasion on earth..

-Here is their motto "the world is our empire and blessed kingdom." Thank God that His son rejected Satan's offer for our own eternal benefit because Christ's prepared kingdom for us is not of this world. You wanna go there after life? Believe in Jesus Christ and be saved..

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Re: Thousands Of Birds Drop Dead From The Sky In New Mexico (Photos) by backtalkG(m): 6:30am On Sep 17
Seeing this is not a bbn trend I will cut my divk if it reaches fp

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