migratory birds

Oil Spill Quote of the Day

Posted Thu, Aug 12, 2010 by MollyH to gulf oil spill, migratory birds, oil spill quote of the day

On migratory birds from Tuesday's Chicago Tribune:

"We're pretty worried about the fate of waterfowl, wading birds and shorebirds" that have long wintered in the Gulf's protected marshes, said Tim Yager, manager of the McGregor District of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.

Yager said there are two concerns -- that remnant oil from the recently capped BP oil spill will coat the birds' feathers or that they will eat fish and other aquatic animals contaminated by oil.

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