…combine to create a disaster for birds in China’s Guangdong province.  An estimated 10,000 birds are being slaughtered every day in the province, despite laws meant to prevent such behavior.  Though there are campaigns to stop the killing it seems that corruption makes enforcement difficult, with “local rich business people and even government officials” patronizing restaurants that serve the illegally-hunted birds, according to a local restaurant manager.  China Daily has the story.

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.