[Tweeters] Wildfires and their effect on migration

Larry Schwitters leschwitters at me.com
Wed Sep 6 22:10:17 PDT 2017

For the last ten years, so far September 2017 has had the lowest numbers of Vaux’s Swifts at Wagner and Selleck, good numbers at JBLM, record highs in Chehalis and Rainier, OR. No Vaux’s detected in Bend and La Grande, but a record pace in Roseburg. I’m guessing the fires are playing a part in this but am not smart enough to figure it out.

Larry Schwitters

> On Sep 6, 2017, at 9:43 PM, Patti Brent <pdbrent at gmail.com> wrote:


> Any experts on Tweeters who can give us the latest trends in how birds are moving along on their migrations routes? Are numbers usual, abount right or low? Are birds redirecting they routes. Is the ash having a profound impact and are younger birds surviving? Do we have empirical evidence to support the ash fallout does affect migration or it doesn't? I think it's an interesting topic of research.


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