Animal News: Citizen "Scientists" Track Birds in BP-Spill Zone
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Citizen "Scientists" Track Birds in BP-Spill Zone
November 3, 2010—Millions of birds winter on the Gulf of Mexico coast. Now National Audubon Society volunteers are counting the animals to help scientists determine the oil spill's effects on resident populations as well as on the migratory populations.