03/31/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Freshkills Park: Turning Staten Island Landfill Into Park Cripples Bird Population

Unfortunately, Freshkills Park isn't what Fresh Kills landfill once was to bird-watchers. "There used to be more birds when it was a dump," said Susan Fowler, an office administrator, told The New York Times. Strange, isn't it? You would think that the transformation into a massive park and wetlands would bring more birds to the area.

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