Dead Birds on Abaco Beaches

Lots of information over at Rolling Harbour on the recent surge in dead birds along Abaco’s beaches.

By | 2015-06-25T13:52:40-05:00 June 25th, 2015|Categories: Beaches, Birds, migration|2 Comments

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  1. Sean Giery
    Sean Giery June 25, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Thanks to Rolling Harbour for doing an excellent job researching this phenomenon. And if you haven’t looked up Gough Island, the probable origin of these Greater Shearwaters, do. Use Google Maps to get an impression of how far these amazing birds travel. It’s truly amazing.

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    Rolling Harbour June 29, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Thanks for featuring this sad occurrence. As the great shearwater migration has moved northwards, so the die-off problems on Abaco have diminished. I have seen no further reports for 3 days now, so I have posted again to update the previous material, to summarise the position, and to provide further details about the migration route. It can be found here http://rollingharbour.com/2015/06/29/sharing-shearwater-seashore-shock-on-abaco/

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