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Re: [CALBIRDS] and now for something completely depressing...pelican deaths

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  • Chuq Von Rospach
    Here s a useful article on the situation from the the IBRRC, via 10,000 birds: http://10000birds.com/help-its-raining-brown-pelicans.htm severe storms pounded
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 13, 2010
      Here's a useful article on the situation from the the IBRRC, via 10,000
      birds:

      http://10000birds.com/help-its-raining-brown-pelicans.htm

      severe storms pounded the Californian coast in late-January literally
      battering pelicans and other seabirds. Compounding the effects of the storms
      there has been mass pollution caused by run-off which has washed toxins and
      rubbish into the sea through storm-drains, off coastal roads, and from
      agriculture alongside the Pacific Ocean. Seabirds have been poisoned, hurt,
      exhausted, and killed in huge numbers.
      *Literally hundreds and hundreds of Brown Pelicans are in care (photo left,
      copyright IBRRC) and the bill for cleaning, looking after, and feeding them
      is enormous - and growing all the time.*

      **

      >
      >
      > What is the birder/science scuttlebutt on the slew of dead and weakened
      > pelicans showing up around the Bay Area recently? Is there also evidence of
      > other seabird die-off that isn't making the news?
      > _,_._,___
      >



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