Shorebirds Are Disappearing Like Bees

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    May 02, 2015 7:04 AM GMT
    NYT: Migrating shorebirds are in steep decline. But we can help them.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/02/opinion/silent-seashores.html?ref=opinion
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    May 04, 2015 1:38 PM GMT
    Perhaps Liberals should stop shredding rare birds in Wind Turbines. Wind Turbines are excluded from Conservation Regulations.

    I live on the NJ shore, there's an increase in migrating birds here.
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    May 04, 2015 5:23 PM GMT
    Monthly controlled hunts of crows, English sparrows, and starlings in our urban areas would go a long way towards restoring a lot of our native songbirds to their former ranges and roles. How many people have ever heard the pleasure in a bluebird's song?
  • Breeman

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    May 09, 2015 1:44 PM GMT
    A lot of species are disappearing. I remember all the butterflies in my Mom's garden when I was a kid. Not so these days.
  • Destinharbor

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    May 09, 2015 3:32 PM GMT
    I've noticed a severe drop in shorebirds. And I live on a beach. It's very sad. Not sure the article offered much useful advice as to why or what to do. My guess is there's something more going on that we haven't figured out. I used to support Ducks Unlimited when I lived inland (not a duck hunter here) just because they made it their business to keep track of ducks and geese so they'd have lots to kill but in the process, helped identify what needed to be done to preserve the numbers. Wish there was a similar group for shore birds. Songbirds, too.