From Science News:
by Science News Staff
4:31pm, May 7, 2014
Guest post by Beth Mole
In one simulation, the estimated death toll stemmed from the number of bird carcasses recovered in the area around the spill and other environmental factors. In the other simulation, researchers used bird population numbers and exposure rates to oil slicks. Four species in particular had high death tolls: the laughing gull, royal tern, northern gannet and the brown pelican.
This video from the USA says about itself:
On a night kayak trip to Sand Island (off Dauphin Island, AL) we found lots of dead birds for no apparent reason. Never seen so many in the same area before.
Recorded on September 10, 2011 using a Flip Video camera.