[CT Birds] Another Threat To Birds

Paul Desjardins paul.desjardins2 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 10:06:07 EST 2018

Paul Desjardins
paul.desjardins2 at gmail.com
Phone: (860) 623-3696

As if birds do not have enough to contend with another threat that many people may not be aware of is lights from oil rigs in the interior west. The lights caused the following to die from exhaustion after being attracted to the lights. 10 Eared Grebes, 1 Cassin’s Vireo, 1 Yellow Warbler, 24 Wilson;s Warblers, 4 MacGilvray’s Warblers and 2 Chipping Sparrows. And this just from one rig. Multiply that by the total number of rigs out there! This happened in Wyoming.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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