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Ways of humans, nature take toll on birds

Roseate terns perch on and amid a seawall near Bird Island. Presence of terns used to outnumber gulls on the beaches. Roseate terns perch on and amid a seawall near Bird Island. Presence of terns used to outnumber gulls on the beaches. (MARK WILSON/GLOBE STAFF)
By Robert Knox
Globe Correspondent / March 22, 2007

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Bird populations in the area's beaches, marshes, and forests are declining, pressured by increased human activity and nature's drive to replace open land with woodlands, according to scientists working to protect nesting birds on South Shore and Buzzards Bay beaches. (Full article: 888 words)

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