Friday, May 14, 2010

Tabs on Birds Along the Gulf

From Camp Bayou Nature Notes

To aid in clean-up and recovery efforts along the Gulf Coast, bird watchers are surveying beaches and marshes and reporting their bird counts to eBird. Their data will help target critical areas for immediate help and provide long-term data to track the impact of the oil spill on the region’s birds. A new online gadget enables you to see reports as they come in. Read more.

For other ways to help with spill issues, visit Volunteer Florida Disaster Response .

Related info:

Governor Activates Florida Oil Spill Information Line

Residents and visitors can get updated information on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and Florida's response, by calling a new hotline established by Gov. Crist: 1 (888) 337-3569

The number wil provide informaton about the location of the spill, Florida's preparations, information on volunteer activities, protective tips for homeowners and businesses, and safety and health tips.

The hotline will operate from 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.

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