Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Dead and Dying Birds Rain Down in Unexplained Occurrence in B.C. Community

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Dead and Dying Birds Rain Down in Unexplained Occurrence in B.C. Community

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Dozens of birds fall from the sky in B.C.

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DELTA, B.C. - A British Columbia man who witnessed dozens of birds falling from the sky just south of Vancouver says he was horrified by the sight.

"I called it birdageddon. It was really, really creepy," Kevin Beech said Friday in an interview.

The self-described animal lover was driving with a friend just off a busy highway in the community of Tsawwassen on Sept. 14 when the birds started hitting the ground around his vehicle.

"They literally dove face-first into the pavement, it was brutal," said Beech.

Environment Canada wildlife biologist Laurie Wilson confirmed the remains of 42 European starlings have been collected.

"It's unusual to have this many birds found dead at the same time in the same place," she said.

The remains of the birds have been sent to the B. …

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