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Bird migration and nesting patterns

We almost always assume everything will be the same. That is not true for humans or birds.

Climate change in California is affecting birds more so than people. Thirty percent of California forests have burned in the last decade. This does not include the loss of plants due to erosion, which provided food and shelter. During migration, most birds live off the land. They consume fruit and water. Plants lost to fire may take years to repopulate and provide this food.

This year there seems to be a reduction in swallows numbers. Part of this may be due to the spring’s cold weather. Insects won’t sh...


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