American Birding Association photographer Drew Wheelan snapped this photo July 6 of a dead royal tern at the water’s edge on Grand Isle, La.
Wheelan says the situation for birds is deteriorating on Grand Isle, but there is some positive news in the region, as related on his blog:
“State and federal wildlife managers are promoting and activating plans to flood fields and create wetland habitat further North of the Gulf in an effort being called “short stop.” Though nothing on this scale has ever been tried before to halt birds from migrating by offering them alternative habitat; it seems well worth they try to put in the effort.”
- Check out Wheelan’s blog of Gulf coverage by going here:
- and here: www.aba.org/gulf
Photo courtesy the ABA and Drew Wheelan. Used by permission. Not for republication.