Wildfires on Catalina Island

Posted by Scott Sillett on June 1, 2007

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.

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