[CT Birds] Hurricane Irene
mswanhall at earthlink.net
Wed Aug 24 18:58:40 EDT 2011
>From Peter Trull of MASSBIRDS...
If Hurricane Irene hits the Cape Cod with the suggested high force winds, it
could be devastating to migratory bird populations, especially roseate and
common terns. South Beach and Monomoy Is, Chatham and Sandy Neck Barnstable
are major staging and roosting areas for both species. Roseate Terns in
eastern North America, including Falkners Is. and Gt. Gull Is., in CT and NY
respectively, have also been major areas for these birds to stage during
post breeding dispersal. Both are in the path of Irene......
Hurricanes bring exciting observations for us birders, but they have their
downside related to high avian mortality.
petrull at comcast.net
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