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Laddie Mills

Most of the “Game” & Fish budget comes from license monies, and some argue their responsibilities should be limited to game species and trappers, hunters, fishermen, and ranchers. Bird watchers, wildlife lovers and other non-consumptive interests have no standing. It will be interesting to see how this plays with the state’s outdoor tourism plans. Most folks will probably be coming here for outdoor fun other than trapping, hunting or shooting.

neo the one

5G is the reason, not fires, not air. 5G is the cause of this.

Hundreds of birds died the same, on early 5G evaluation tests on the Netherlands.

andres paglayan

Birds are very sensible to air quality. The fires from the West are spreading a plume of smoke that is reaching the East cost. Migrating birds fly high and are exposed to the toxic air we have right now. I'd start by looking at that condition.

James Severance

The Dept of Game and Fish receives unto amounts of money in federal funding for bird biologists. Where is the department putting that money? Does the dept have a bird biologist or two to look into this? Why didn't the department allow the biologists to speak instead of a hired talking head? Why isn't the DOJ looking at how the department is spending their federal grant money?

Jerry Appel

I live in El Paso, but I have seen the same patterns here. Small birds, sampler than a house finch, in numbers I have not seen before and species I have not seen before. They are hunting for bugs or food in my back yard. When I walk my dogs I see their squashed bodies on the roads. I have seen few swallows for months and Great Horned Owls haven't returned for a few years. Then I saw a similar story last night in the Albuquerque Journal about this alarm from NMSU. This is something to be watched and the Audubon Society needs to be involved.

Tom Ribe

This is alarming at best. The Donald Trump administration has tried to end federal protection for all birds in their broad attack on ALL federal environmental laws. We have a treaty with other countries to protect birds (Migratory Bird Treaty Protection Act) and Donald Trump has ended those protections to appease the oil industry. The courts are reviewing this legal vandalism. We need a new president.

John Raifsnider

Thanks for stating this Tom. That such merciless vandalism is considered legal is itself a crime. The public is not hearing enough. It's not enough to lament the loss in this devastating planetary inferno. We need to recognize who is wielding the blowtorch with such gleeful abandon.

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