It is with a sad heart I have to report that Hurricane Larry was not kind to the bird colonies and information centre over at Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve. I caught wind of this in my Twitter feed this morning. Thanks to John Morris for reporting as so many were worried about the birds here during and after the storm. Nature is not always kind but there sadly isn’t much we can do in a situation like this. The Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve information centre also needs a few new windows and it will be a bit before she’s back in full operation.
Around 14-16,000 pairs of birds nest at Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve, close to where Hurricane Larry made landfall. Staff found hundreds of birds dead. With winds above 180km (before power went out) the windows were smashed out of the info centre. #nlwx #LarryNL pic.twitter.com/Mq2q53a8d7
— John Morris (@jmweb) September 15, 2021