When you will hear next that the oil spill is not that big of a deal, take a look at how the oil spot influences the ecosystem and the living pattern of the rare types of birds, birdwatchers all over America are so very fond of.

The large number of small islands spread all over the coast of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida had the unfortunate experience to see the danger of oil contamination endanger the habitat of the rare bird species.

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american bird conservancy1It is true that Coastal Louisiana islands and Alabama Gulf islands are the most at risk but who knows if ocean currents won’t spread the danger as far as Everglades ?

Here are some of endangered and threatened bird species.

american oystercatcher
American Oystercatchers by Gary Smyle
black skimmers
Black Skimmers by Ralph Wright
brown pelicans
Brown Pelicans by Gary Smyle
reddish egret
Reddish Egret by Gary Smyle
royal terns
Royal Terns by Gary Smyle
snowy egret
Snowy Egret by Gary Smyle

Source: abcbirds.org

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