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Bird Count
11:19 am
Sat January 26, 2013

Bird Count Today at National Park in Marrero

The National Park Service is calling birders and experienced canoeists to the Barataria unit of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve in Marrero for a winter bird count today.

David Fox, the park's biological sciences technician, says it was scheduled after the Audubon Society's annual Christmas Bird Count to attract as many bird watchers as possible and to avoid conflicts with other park events.

Beginning birders will be teamed up with more experienced birders.

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Oil Spill Impact
6:00 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Tulane Researchers Want Long-Term Funding To Study BP Oil Effects On Migrating Birds

Jessica Renee Henkel studies birds at Waveland, Miss.
Ken Murphy Tulane University Public Relations

Researchers at Tulane University are calling for long-term studies on how the Deepwater Horizon oil spill two years ago is affecting migratory birds. Traces of BP’s oil spilled in the Gulf is being spread far inland by the birds.

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Environment
8:58 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Songbird Habitat Built in City Park

The National Wildlife Federation is begining a new program to refurbish habitat for migrating songbirds.
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A team of volunteers has restored a half-acre patch of City Park to attract songbirds. It’s the start of a national campaign to save one million songbirds by creating 50,000 acres of new habitat.

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