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Birds Oil Spill

Birds and Their Habitats Studied for BP Spill Effects

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.05.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service counted 6,147 dead and 3,046 injured birds in the Gulf in the 12 months after the spill began. Actual losses are larger than the data indicate. Years after the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill, estimates of related seabird deaths and injuries ballooned to 250,000.

Gulf Farmers Paid To Flood Land To Protect Birds From Oiled Habitats | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A federal conservation agency said Monday that it would begin paying some gulf region farmers and ranchers to flood their fields so that migratory bir...

Bird Coated In Oil As Louisiana Gulf Spill Nears Wetlands (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

FORT JACKSON, La. (AP) - Rescue crews are cleaning the first bird found coated with oil that's been spewing from a sunken rig in the Gulf of Mexico. ...