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NY Times: Mine Markers Threaten Birds Out West


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NY Times -- Canaries are no longer the only birds that should be wary of mines. Each year, millions of birds are likely to get trapped in hollow PVC pipes used as stakes to mark boundaries for mining claims, mostly in the West. The birds, many of them cavity nesters or migrants looking for a safe place to rest, dart into the pipes but often cannot scrabble their way out because the plastic walls are too slick.

 

Read more: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/26/a-haven-that-proves-deadly-for-birds/

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