wildlife sanctuary http://publicradioeast.org en Strange Arctic Bird Appearing Along Our Coast http://publicradioeast.org/post/strange-arctic-bird-appearing-along-our-coast <p>An unusual number of arctic birds called dovekies are turning up along the coast often injured and malnourished.&nbsp; We speak with a local wildlife sanctuary about this phenomenon and why the birds are dying after being rehabilitated.</p><p>It’s a sign of spring and warm weather… birds returning to eastern North Carolina after spending the winter down south.&nbsp; But for one species, making the journey back home has become perilous.&nbsp; The dovekie, a small arctic bird resembling a penguin only stands an average eight inches tall, but it makes a thousand mile journey every spring.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:20:35 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 11287 at http://publicradioeast.org Strange Arctic Bird Appearing Along Our Coast