‘Hundreds of thousands, if not millions’ of birds died during 2020 U.S. Air Force 5G exercise, New Mexico

“We’ve never seen anything like it.”

“The scary thing is this may be an indication of the future.”

Martha Desmond/New Mexico State University

White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico

“The military needs a reliable communication system at all times to protect and defend the country from potential threats.” –Tesmanian, September 24, 2020

In August 2020, an AT&T 5G antenna array at White Sands Missile Range went operational, providing “connectivity” for Advanced Battle Management Systems (ABMS) Onramp 2 on August 27.

The Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) is an interconnected battle network – the digital architecture or foundation – which collects, processes and shares data relevant to warfighters in order to make better decisions faster in the kill chain. In order to achieve all-domain superiority, it requires that individual military activities not simply be de-conflicted, but rather integrated – activities in one domain must enhance the effectiveness of those in another domain.

U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Charlye Alonso

Source:
dvidshub.net/image/6337680/advanced-battle-management-system-onramp-2

Birds began dying in “unprecedented” numbers there in August 2020.


Three dusky flycatchers, a Cordilleran flycatcher, and a Townsend’s warbler, specimens collected Sept. 14 in the Sandias. Photo by Jenna McCullough.
https://edgewood.news/scientists-mass-bird-deaths-likely-related-to-cold/

From the Las Cruces Sun-News
September 12, 2020

It is terribly frightening,” Desmond said. “We’ve never seen anything like this. … We’re losing probably hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of migratory birds.”

In August, large numbers of birds were found dead at White Sands Missile Range and at the White Sands National Monument in what was thought to be an isolated incident, Desmond said. 

https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/2020/09/12/mass-deaths-migratory-birds-new-mexico-environment/5780282002/

The Department of the Interior warned in 2014 about the deadly effects of RF-EMF on birds.
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/us_doi_comments.pdf
Research has shown that EMF frequencies affect their navigation and disorient birds. https://kompetenzinitiative.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/ki_beesbirdsandmankind_screen.pdf

In addition, “non-lethal” military research (Craviso and Chatterjee, 2008) used RF-EMF to cause skeletal muscle contraction.

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Pixabay / Science Times
https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/27311/20200916/thousands-birds-mysteriously-drop-dead-new-mexico.htm

Then, in September 2020, the U.S. Air Force conducted a joint life-fire exercise with SpaceX.

The bird deaths increased.

From the Tesmanian
September 24, 2020

U.S. Air Force Chief for Acquisition Dr. Will Roper, who serves as the principal adviser for technology research and development, met with reporters to discuss a live-fire military exercise that took place early this month, Investors news reports. During the conference, Roper shared SpaceX’s Starlink network was tested during the live-fire exercise as part of the military’s Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS). – “What I’ve seen from Starlink has been impressive and positive,” he told reporters on Wednesday. “They’re cleverly engineered satellites cleverly deployed. So, there’s a lot to learn from how they’re designed and I think that there’s a lot we can learn from them.”

Roper shared that the Air Force connected Starlink to a “variety of air and terrestrial assets”. Starlink terminals are hooked to the cockpit of a Boeing (BA) KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft to assess the network’s performance while the airplanes fly.

DoD plans to depend even more on satellites under its new “All Domain Operations” war-fighting doctrine. The strategy will require air, land, sea, space and cyberspace assets to network directly with each other. They will pass data and intel among them and perhaps even activate each other’s weapons.

https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/starlink-airforce
Also, https://www.investors.com/news/spacex-starlink-impressed-air-force-in-big-live-fire-exercise/

From the Las Cruces Sun-News

After [August], however, came reports of birds behaving strangely and dying in numerous locations in Doña Ana County, Jemez Pueblo, Roswell, Socorro and other locations statewide.

The affected birds have included warblers, sparrows, swallows, blackbirds, flycatchers, and the western wood pewee.

“A number of these species are already in trouble,” Desmond said. “They are already experiencing huge population declines and then to have a traumatic event like this is – it’s devastating.” 

On Saturday, Desmond was joined by Trish Cutler, a wildlife biologist at WSMR, and two NMSU students for an initial evaluation of the carcasses.

Desmond said her team also began catching and evaluating living specimens on Friday as residents find birds behaving strangely and gathering in large groups before dying. 

“People have been reporting that the birds look sleepy … they’re just really lethargic,” Cutler said. “One thing we’re not seeing is our resident birds mixed in with these dead birds. We have resident birds that live here, some of them migrate and some of them don’t, but we’re not getting birds like roadrunners or quail or doves.” 

On the other hand, numerous migratory species are dying rapidly and it is not immediately clear why, although the cause appears to be recent. Desmond said the birds had moulted, replacing their feathers in preparation for their flight south, “and you have to be healthy to do that; but somewhere after that, as they initiated their migratory route, they got in trouble.


Migratory bird casualties in Velarde, NM on 13 Sep 2020. Image from video posted on Twitter by Austin Fisher.
Austin Fisher is a reporter for Source New Mexico

iNaturalist created the Southwest Avian Mortality Project
inaturalist.org/projects/southwest-avian-mortality-project

Naturalist Jenna McCullough:

…[O]ne video on Twitter recorded by local journalist Austin Fisher stood out to me: several dozen swallows dead in an arroyo in Velarde, approximately 40 miles north of Santa Fe. It was only when I reached out to Austin for the purposes of this report that I realized the video wasn’t taken the week before during the cold snap, but rather the previous night, on 13 September. To see it for myself, fellow ornithology grad student, Nick Vinciguerra, and I drove the hour and a half north that night.

When we arrived at midnight, we found a macabre scene. Several hundred Violet-green Swallows were strewn across the bank of the Rio Grande. Dozens of birds had stuffed themselves into the few natural cavities, [people disabled by electromagnetic sensitivity often report that being on the ground, even burrowing into the ground, provides relies from the RF-EMF emissions] and many more were dead amongst the vegetation. In total, we found 305 individuals of six species, all of which were insectivores: 258 Violet-green Swallows, 35 Wilson’s Warblers, six Bank Swallows, two Cliff Swallows, one Northern Rough-winged Swallow, a MacGillivray’s Warbler, and two Western Wood-Pewees. These proportions are similar to what was reported by researchers at NMSU.

https://www.aba.org/the-data-behind-mysterious-bird-deaths-in-new-mexico/
Photo by Jenna McCullough / American Birding Association

The 305 individuals laid out at the Museum of Southwestern Biology that Nick Vinciguerra and I collected from Velarde, NM on 14 Sep 2020. All individuals will be deposited as specimens in the museum’s Bird Division for future research and education.

Ms. McCullough examined some possible causes in her article but did not mention the military 5G deployment and exercise as a possible cause, in her twitter comments, or news media comments. It’s possible the military exercises were not publicized, Reporter Austin Fisher dismissed 5G as a cause in his twitter video comments without giving any reason, and supported a cold snap as the reason despite that temperature drop had occurred the week before.

Audubon wrote an article which also did not consider the military 5G exercises. audubon.org/news/study-starvation-and-freak-snow-storm-caused-southwests-mass-bird-die
In fact, it published an article in January 2020 calling 5G harm to birds a “myth” and conspiracy theory, and excluded a number of widely known experts in RF-EMF impacts.
audubon.org/news/no-5g-radio-waves-do-not-kill-birds
The organization also urges the public to download its Audubon Bird Guide App for smartphones.

The New Mexico Department of Fish and Game released their conclusion in a press release December 4, 2020, which did not mention at all the Los Alamos Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) or 5G life-fire exercise, much less as a possible factor, despite its close work with Los Alamos and White Sands Missile Range in its investigation — see below. The state would have been informed, too.

The single abnormality shared by nearly all birds was body condition ranging from poor to severely emaciated. These observations are evidence of physical exertion without nourishment to support recovery, including:

– the large breast muscles controlling birds’ wings were severely shrunken;

– kidney failure was apparent in many of the birds;

– stomachs and intestines were empty of foodstuffs;

– many intestines contained small amounts of blood, which is one of the effects of starvation;

– fat deposits, the stored energy for migration, were depleted; and

– lung tissues were irritated.

…The USGS National Wildlife Health Center, located in Madison, Wis., is renowned for the thoroughness of the diagnostic tests for wildlife disease diagnosis and management….

From the lab reports, Department biologists know that migrating birds entered New Mexico in poor body condition and some birds were already succumbing to starvation. The unusual winter storm exacerbated conditions, likely causing birds to become disoriented and fly into objects and buildings. Some were struck by vehicles and many landed on the ground where cold temperatures, ice, snow and predators killed them.

The Department would also like to thank all of the partner organizations who were essential to this process. Partners include the: …White Sands Missile Range, … Los Alamos National Laboratories ….

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NMDGF/bulletins/2afbc3e?reqfrom=share

Other states are trialing AT&T 5G equipment for military multi-platform communication, including Monterey, California. These areas will likely see bird deaths as well.

This ecological catastrophe must be stopped.

The price for the “protection” and “defense” is the Earth itself, the Earth’s well-being, and the Earth’s future. No reasonable or sane person would ever pay that price. No sane person would ever sign a death warrant for the birds on the planet, but the birds and the insects, in particular, will be decimated by 5G and existing RF-EMF radiation. Those who don’t know this or won’t admit this haven’t done their research. When that is a major entity such as Audubon, that is the grossest of negligence and possibly a conflict of interest.

Who protects the country from the military, the wireless companies, and the war contractors like Elon Musk? Who’s protecting the Earth?

For more information:
Physicians for Safe Technology — Environmental and Wildlife Effects https://mdsafetech.org/environmental-and-wildlife-effects/
Environmental Health Trust
https://ehtrust.org/environmental-effects-of-wireless-radiation-and-electromagetic-fields/
https://ehtrust.org/science/bees-butterflies-wildlife-research-electromagnetic-fields-environment/
Statement by Wildlife Biologist Alfonso Balmori, BSc on the FDA Review of Cell Phone Radiation and Cancer 
https://ehtrust.org/26684-2/
Dr. Albert M. Manville, Comments to the FCC, June 3, 2020
fcc.gov/ecfs/filing/1060315601199
A Briefing Memorandum: What We Know, Can Infer, and Don’t Yet Know about Impacts from Thermal and Non-thermal Non-ionizing Radiation to Birds and Other Wildlife by Albert M. Manville, II, Ph.D
https://ehtrust.org/memorandum-bird-wildlife-impacts-non-ionizing-radiation-albert-m-manville-ph-d-former-u-s-fish-wildlife-service-senior-biologist/
Dept. of Interior letter on FirstNet to Dept. of Commerce, February 7, 2014 ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/us_doi_comments.pdf
Birds, Bees, and Mankind: Destroying Nature by Electrosmog
https://kompetenzinitiative.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/ki_beesbirdsandmankind_screen.pdf
UNESCO Report on Disappearance of Species from Mt. Nardia Park World Heritage Area 2000-2015 with Increased Expansion of Telecommunications Antenna. 
https://ehtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/Mt-Nardi-Wildlife-Report-to-UNESCO-FINAL.pdf
Letter to the National Park Service from the Environmental Health Trust, April 10, 2019
https://ehtrust.org/grand-tetons-largest-cell-tower-expansion-in-national-park-history-letter-on-environmental-impact/
International Scientist Appeal on Electromagnetic Fields & Wireless Technology, July 22, 2019
https://www.saferemr.com/2019/07/international-scientist-appeal-on.html

Wilson's Warbler. Karine Aigner

Wilson’s Warbler. Photo: Karine Aigner
Audubon https://www.audubon.org/news/study-starvation-and-freak-snow-storm-caused-southwests-mass-bird-die
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