Barn Swallow Ballona Creek Bike Path

Barn Swallow, Ballona Creek Bike Path, Los Angeles, CA

Migrating Birds Dying in Southwest

I recently did a post about how infrequently I find dead birds despite billions of them dying every year. Now come reports of unusually high numbers of migrating birds being found dead in the southwest. You can find stories on it herehere, and here. No certainty yet on the cause. Possible culprits include an early cold snap forcing migration before birds were ready, and the fires and smoke in the west causing early migration or forcing birds off their customary migratory routes. I imagine Antifa bears some of the blame, too, and armed patriots are planning on Facebook to gather in New Mexico this weekend to protect the birds.

2020 keeps finding ways to be the worst year.