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Bird populations drop dramatically around dying Salton Sea

 

Last updated 5/9/2019 at 8:50pm



Bird species which were once abundant around the Salton Sea are rapidly deserting the location as waters recede and salinity rises, according to a report released by Audubon California.

“For a community that once held annual Pelican Days birding festivals, the decline of these great birds is certainly disheartening,” Andrea Jones, Audubon California’s director of bird conservation, said. “At its peak, the Salton Sea hosted a broad diversity of birds, and any habitat restoration that takes place here should serve that diversity.”

According to the report, the most pronounced deser...



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