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Machi the Shorebird Shot in Guadeloupe After Surviving 6,000km Hurricane Odyssey
Animals  (tags: migratory birds, birds, endangered species, avians, ornithology, blood-sports, persecuting wildlife, slaughtering wildlife, profiteering, violent entertainment, selfishness, specieism, science, conservation, College of William & Mary )

- 1483 days ago -
With only a few hundred kilometres left on her 6,000 kilometre journey from the Canadian Arctic to wintering grounds in Brazil, the resilient pigeon-sized bird was shot by "sport" hunters who knew nothing nor cared about her or her life.
WARNING: Decade to Save Asian Vultures Is NOW
Animals  (tags: Asia, ornithology, vultures, bird populations, extinctions, disease vectors, habitat destruction, species persecution, species poisoning, pesticide usage, human interference )

- 2716 days ago -
Asian vultures could be extinct in the wild within 10 years unless a livestock drug blamed for their rapid demise is eliminated, scientists warn.
American Songbirds Are Being Wiped Out By Banned Pesticides - CommonDreams.Org
Animals  (tags: songbirds, banned pesticides, chemicals, ornithology )

- 2740 days ago -
The number of migratory songbirds returning to North America has gone into sharp decline due to the unregulated use of highly toxic pesticides and other chemicals across Latin America. Ornithologists blame the demand for out-of-season fruit and vegetables
IRELAND: Twitcher Captures Albino Sparrows (on Film)
Animals  (tags: Ireland, British Isles, birds, albinism, ornithology, birding, twitchers, genetics )

- 2987 days ago -
A pair of rare Albino sparrows have turned up in County Antrim. The pure white birds, which lack the the common sparrow's usual brown, grey and black pigmentation, were spotted in a garden near Islandmagee.

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