Mudcat Café message #3069010 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #134719   Message #3069010
Posted By: bobad
06-Jan-11 - 11:08 PM
Thread Name: BS: What's killing thou's of birds&fish- Arkansas?
Subject: RE: BS: What's killing thou's of birds&fish- Arkansas?
"There are no mentions of firework related deaths."

I believe that the type of injuries sustained by these birds would place the cause of death in the category of trauma - which is one of the diagnoses in the tables. A quick scan of previous quarterly reports (which are available back to 1995) showed a kill of 500 birds due to trauma as well as many smaller ones - so who knows?

I heard an interview this afternoon, on the Montreal CBC radio station, with Dr. David Bird, Professor of Wildlife Biology and Director of the Avian Science and Conservation Centre of McGill University, in which he stated that the fireworks scenario was entirely possible.