Like modern humans, today’s birds come in contact with plastic on a near-daily basis: They see it, they build with it, they eat it, they feed it to their young. This is especially true of birds living in the plastic-strewn marine environment, which has resulted in more than 90 percent of the world’s seabirds having consumed plastic at some point in their lives. Science Writer and Artist Erica Cirino has sailed the Pacific Ocean and traveled the world to document plastic pollution. She’s found that all this plastic has come at an enormous cost to birds’ survival on Earth. In this presentation you’ll learn more about the threats plastic poses to avian wildlife and what you can do to help.
Co-Hosted by the North Fork Audubon and North Fork Environmental Council