[CT Birds] Plovers etc
jimzipp at sbcglobal.net
Sun Jul 11 16:15:08 EDT 2010
I doubt that there are many but for any that think the oil spill won't effect
"our" birds read on.....
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"Plovers are beginning to fly south as part of an annual migration to gulf
shores now fouled with oil. Two weeks ago, bird specialists found the season’s
first two piping plovers on the remote Chandeleur Islands off Louisiana, where
oil has already washed up. More birds will arrive in the next month and stay on
gulf beaches through the winter.
“We are very worried,’’ said Scott Hecker, a coastal water bird specialist and
executive director of the Massachusetts-based Goldenrod Foundation, which works
to protect barrier beaches. “These remote beaches along the gulf are where the
birds go, and they are the places that get the oil first and the most.’’
The bird is the latest in a series of New England species — bluefin tuna and
sea turtles are others — whose populations may suffer because they spend part
of their life in the gulf."
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