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Audubon: Protecting Birds on July 4th, Patriotic

Jul 2, 2015

Birds roam on the beach at the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center.
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   While many people anticipate lighting fuses on the 4th of July, some people are encouraging the use of caution.

Ann Paul, of the Audubon Society--an organization that aims to conserve ecosystems, said that birds are often unintentional casualties of the bombs bursting in air. 

She said that baby birds can be separated from their family  while trying to flee the sound of fireworks.

Paul also said that protecting American wildlife is one of the most patriotic things a person can do. 

"If we want to have that diversity and that richness of species, we need to be careful about what we do today, so that our future generations of Floridians and Americans can have the special places and special wildlife that are unique to North America," she said.

Paul suggests that people consider their surrounds--especially when celebrating nears swamps and beaches.