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Thousands Of Migratory Bird Deaths Across Southwest Linked To Climate Change

Arizona and many other areas of the West have faced extremely hot, dry, record-setting temperatures over the course of the summer.

Wildfires continue to burn in California after flames of destruction overwhelmed parts of Oregon. And late September — in another sign of unique climate-related occurrences — thousands of migratory birds were found dead in places like Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Some are attributing that to dramatic weather shifts.

The Show spoke with Troy Corman, avian monitoring coordinator for Arizona Game and Fish, about whether this many deaths is unusual or not.

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