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Oil Sands Could Threaten Millions of Migratory Birds
Animals  (tags: ducks, tar sands, Boreal Songbird Initiative, oil sands, Alberta, extinction, mallards, piping plovers, whooping cranes, millions of birds )

- 1613 days ago -
An anonymous tip last April alerted Canadian officials to the fact that 500 ducks had mistaken an oil sands company's pollutant-filled reservoir in Alberta as a safe place to land. To the public's dismay, only three birds survived.
Volunteers Are for the Birds
Animals  (tags: piping plovers, nesting, animals, birds, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

- 4095 days ago -
The first two nests of Piping Plovers -- small birds that make homes near the shoreline -- were recently found at Cape Henlopen State Park, with each nest containing one egg. That's good news for the volunteers who work to ensure the birds' survival.
Dog Owners, Plover Supporters Clash
Animals  (tags: piping plovers )

- 4133 days ago -
Piping plovers will return to many of southern Maine's beaches in the next few weeks, and those charged with protecting the tiny shorebirds hope to reverse a decline in the number of nesting pairs in the state over the past five years.

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