three-toed woodpecker, which feeds on the grubs of wood-boring beetles | Aaron Hinks

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Olivia Sanderfoot for the Ottawa Citizen — For birds, wildfires pose a hazard — but also opportunity

UCLA La Kretz Center Postdoctoral Fellow Olivia Sanderfoot discusses the effects of wildfire smoke on animals for the Ottawa Citizen. “When I see pictures like the ones out of New York, I think ‘This is going to make a lot of people sick. And it’s going to make a lot of animals sick.’ Pet birds, wild birds and poultry are all highly vulnerable to air pollution and that’s because they all share a common respiratory system.”