Wildfires on Catalina Island

June 1, 2007 by Scott Sillett

Fierce wildfires in late spring swept across the island and defoliated most of the trees. Although the study site, a well-protected canyon, was mostly untouched by the conflagration, few warblers were enticed to nest. This nesting season appears to be a complete wipe-out, with likely no young warblers surviving to fledge.