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What Awaits Canada's Migratory Birds Upon Returning to the Gulf?

WHAT AWAITS CANADA'S MIGRATORY BIRDS UPON RETURN TO THE GULF? LESSER SCAUP SOLITARY SANDPIPER GREEN-WINGED TEAL RING-NECKED DUCK SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER MIGRATORY PATHS THREATENED COASTLINE CANADA'S BOREAL FOREST EXTENT OF SPILL (as of 6/08/10) CANADA'S BOREAL FOREST supports billions of birds each year, representing more than 300 species. Nearly five billion of Canada's migratory birds fly south every fall, with many wintering or stopping in the U.S. Gulf region. It's unclear what they will face when they return to areas affected by the Gulf oil spill. Eighty percent of North American waterfowl species, 63% of finches, and 53% of warblers breed in Canada's Boreal Forest. BOREAL SONGBIRD INITIATIVE Photo Credits: Lesser Scaup © Ducks Unlimited; Green-winged Teal Tye Gregg, Ducks Unlimited; Short-billed Dowitcher © Jeff Nadler; Ring-necked Duck © Glen Tepke; Solitary Sandpiper © Mark F. Wallner Map Graphic © Boreal Songbird Initiative, July 2010

What Awaits Canada's Migratory Birds Upon Returning to the Gulf?

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This infographic provides pictures and names of the birds that will migrate from Canada to the Gulf in the winter. It shows the kind of environmental disaster these birds will be migrating to.


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