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September 15, 2020 - The Cut

USA: In New Mexico, the Birds Are Dying at Alarming Rates

USA: In New Mexico, the Birds Are Dying at Alarming Rates
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For weeks, biologists in New Mexico have observed strange and alarming behavior in migratory birds: Warblers, sparrows, and western wood pewees have been clustering together in large groups, only to die en masse from unknown causes.

“It is terribly frightening,” Martha Desmond, a professor at New Mexico State University’s Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology, told the Las Cruces Sun News. “We’ve never seen anything like this. We’re losing probably hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of migratory birds.”

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