Burns and Birds: What's Left After Fire
How hot a wildfire burns can determine which bird species show up when the fire is over.
That's the basic finding of a ten-year study that focused on fire effects on bird populations after the Quartz Fire of 2001 on the Oregon side.
The Klamath Bird Observatory's science director, Jaime Stephens, is the lead author of the study.
She walks us into the burned forest--so to speak--and the details of which birds show up in greater numbers... and which don't.