Laura Erickson's For the Birds

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Huge fish die-off in Louisiana


The American Birding Association's Drew Wheelan reports a huge die-off of fish in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, yesterday.

When I get home, I'm calculating how much I spent on gas on this trip and donating it to a few worthy causes--the American Birding Association being Number One. Drew's reports have been consistently accurate, and he's doing a far, far better job of reporting the news than any news professionals. To stretch his finances farther so he can continue to report as long as possible, he's even been sleeping in his truck. I'm proud to know someone with his commitment, integrity, and courage.

2 comments :

  1. Very discouraging indeed. Just the tip of the iceberg I believe.

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  2. The damage to the nesting shorebirds is still incalculable. I don't even want to think about what the migrating shorebirds will do in the next few weeks. So many winter down there that I fear for what the spring will bring. Silent spring, indeed.

    Carolyn H.

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