DOJ Probe: Did Alabama Beachgoers Kill Hundreds Of Protected Birds

"The Department of Justice (DOJ) is conducting an investigation after beachgoers visiting an Alabama island re-arranged eggs of a federally protected bird species and left them to "cook" in the sun, according to the Birmingham Audubon Society.

According to a Tuesday news release from the Audubon Society, the group discovered on July 10 that visiting beachgoers constructed a makeshift volleyball court on top of the breeding ground for least terns on Sand Island.

The group said at least 100 now-abandoned nests — which it noted was “likely an underestimate” — were affected by the incident."

Aris Folley reports for The Hill August 9, 2018.

Source: The Hill, 08/10/2018