The Rocky Mountain Raptor Program in Fort Collins has seen an increase in Mississippi Kites. These birds have flown to Colorado from the south due to the increasingly hot heat in southern states. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that August 2014 had the hottest record temperatures since the 1880s. This intense heat is forcing animals to geographically re-locate, and the new locations are not the best to make a long-lasting habitat.
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