We recently reported that the Earth’s magnetic field is moving fast, meaning that magnetic North and South will soon switch places in a pole shift. Geologists know that this has happened before, and when it does, it confuses birds because they navigate partly through magnetic areas in their brains.
KTVU in California reports that in late December, scientists noticed that thousands of rare sea birds called red phalaropes were suddenly being seen on land in Northern California. These birds usually spend most of their time flying over the ocean and only land in the Arctic, where they breed. But now these rare birds are being spotted by bird watchers in San Francisco.