25 September 2011

focusing on wildlife vid: birds of the mississippi river delta

John Fitzpatrick, Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, takes us on a bird-tour of the Mississippi River Delta. The Louisiana wetlands that they call home are fast disappearing.

UPDATE: Part-2: Through the Lens: Raccoon Island
The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico contaminated several large colonies of birds nesting on Louisiana's barrier islands.

Cornell Lab photographer and cinematographer Gerrit Vyn shares video and photographs from the island and describes the scene as he saw it.

~ Watch video on FocusingOnWildlife.com