Flooding Farms on Purpose—For the Birds
In response to the BP oil spill, U.S. farmers are flooding fields to create untainted wetland stopovers for migrating birds.
The BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico sent oil into wetlands frequented by migrating birds. In response, U.S. farmers are flooding fields as far north as Missouri to create alternative, untainted stopovers for birds heading south for the winter.
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SOME OF THE COASTAL INHABITANTS NEAR THE GULF OF MEXICO OIL SPILL REGION ARE ONLY TEMPORARY RESIDENTS.
AND ON THEIR WAY TO THEIR WINTER HOMES, MILLIONS OF MIGRATING BIRDS STOP OVER.
PEOPLE ARE TAKING SOME EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES IN HOPES THAT THE BIRDS WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE OTHER, UNTAINTED WETLANDS IN PLACE OF THEIR NORMAL SPOTS.
THE MASSIVE OIL SPILL IS DRAWING TOGETHER A