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Machi the Whimbrel Gunned Down by Hunters

10,000 Birds

And though the satellite transmitter let Machi be tracked it did not protect it from the hunters’ guns. Guadeloupe, Martinique and Barbados continue to operate “shooting swamps” some of which are artificial wetlands created to attract migrant shorebirds for sport shooting during fall migration. Barbados, once a British colony is now an independent state and also not party to the Treaty. The last Eskimo Curlew known to science was shot on Barbados in 1963.

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