Bird, Fleeing Fires, Turn Up in Bay Area Backyards - Backpacker

Bird, Fleeing Fires, Turn Up in Bay Area Backyards

Vireos, lesser goldfinch, and scrub jays have flown the Northern California fires—and the Audubon Society is taking notice.
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Vireo

Because of the wildfires, the vireo is one bird that Bay Area residents might see more of.

Though you might now see any rare birds, in you live in the Bay Area, you will probably see more vireos, morning doves, lesser goldfinch, and scrub jays than usual. After surviving the initial fire, many of them are trying to escape the thick smoke that can suffocate their delicate lungs.

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