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What we can learn from dead birds

2022 Whatcom, Skagit bird deaths can be indicator of environmental change

A Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist collects dead snow geese suspected of avian influenza on Camano Island near Skagit Bay in December. WDFW continues to ask members of the public who find sick or dead birds to report them immediately and not touch them.
A Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist collects dead snow geese suspected of avian influenza on Camano Island near Skagit Bay in December. WDFW continues to ask members of the public who find sick or dead birds to report them immediately and not touch them. (Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)
By Julia Lerner Staff Reporter
Scientists are using dead birds to understand how climate change is impacting marine ecosystems, and

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