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    Oil Spill Affects Montana Birds

    NewsBird NewsWednesday 20 July 2011
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    News reports say that birds along the Yellowstone River in the US state of Montana are still recovering from the catastrophic effects of the ExxonMobil oil spill, which saw 42,000 gallons of oil spill into the river in this important area for birdlife. At least 11 animals have died already. On Tuesday, a Canada Goose and Warbler were recovering from the spill. They’re expected to be released in the next couple of days. Jay Holcomb, Director of the International Bird Rescue said he thinks that flooding mostly likely helped save the animals. Authorities are still looking for a bald eagle which was spotted covered in oil, amidst concerns that it will not survive the winter if not cared for and cleaned up.

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