You may have seen some of these pictures from the Gulf oil spill in your local newspaper or on your favorite website, but The Big Picture blog at Boston.com really conveys the full tragedy for birds along the Gulf coast.
Steel yourself before following the link.Ugh.
More on this from A DC Birding Blog.
The New York Times had a story yesterday about the Brown Pelican, back from near-extinction and now facing a new threat to its existence. As usual, my colleagues at McClatchy were way ahead on this one..