Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Gulf Oil Spill & What YOU can DO

Trying to keep on top of fast-developing news on the Gulf oil spill response.

Here is what the American Birding Association is doing. You can also donate to their Gulf Coast Fund - the group says 95 cents of every dollar goes to grassroots organizations doing bird monitoring and clean-up.

In case you hadn't seen it, ebird  now has a special form for reporting oiled birds.

Should oiled birds be cleaned? Warren listened to another great NPR broadcast on this topic on his commute Tuesday. Tough question obviously - but some experts, citing data from the Exxon Valdez experience, say many oiled birds will not survive long, even after being cleaned.

We always find it worthwhile checking in on the latest from the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

Finally, here's today's chuckle from McClatchy's Miami Herald (cartoon by Jim Morin):


Kim said...

Thanks for putting it all on one page. I have been following the work that the ABA has done and am very impressed. Will have to check out Fish and Wild Life.

Bird of Paradise said...

And where was those wackos from GREENPEACE besides sending out their letter urging for a donation of $500 to keep their ships fueled