Five weeks ago I wrote a blog post expressing my deep concerns about the potential impact of the Gulf oil disaster on the millions of migrating birds that depend on the Gulf coast and related marshes during migration. Please read this post at: http://bit.ly/cv2RTx
Today I've been reading about similar concerns in the mainstream media. It's very disheartening and disconcerting. I'm reminded of Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Spring).
I'm fully aware that what's going on in the Gulf (oil spill disaster) is very different from what Rachel Carson was concerned about (the cumulative effects of the pesticide DDT). But the bottom line is still pretty much the same...the Gulf disaster could have a profoundly negative effect on the birds we see next spring.
Anyway, back to the mainstream media and their reports about the dangers to migrating birds. I did a simple search on Google (gulf "oil spill" birds migration). Here's a sample of what I found in the first page or so of Google search results. Read 'em and weep: