Flying for their lives – Science News – ABC News

The first experience of Australia, for most international visitors, is an area of destroyed shorebird habitat: Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport.This flat tidal zone once provided a feeding point for thousands of migratory shorebirds. The birds still come, but in far smaller numbers.The birds come to Botany Bay, and other mudflats across Australia and New Zealand, every year to eat. They aim to get so fat that they’ll start to look like feathered sumo wrestlers.

Source: Flying for their lives – Science News – ABC News

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One comment

  1. ianscyberspace · March 15

    So called progress comes at a cost.

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