Seasonal bird mitigation efforts ongoing

After several highly publicized incidences of bird deaths at the Berkeley Pit, a popular myth arose: migratory waterfowl are instantly killed if they land on water in the Berkeley Pit. In fact, hundreds of waterfowl land on the surface of the Berkeley Pit every month during migration seasons, and they typically fly off unharmed within a few hours, either on […]

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Berkeley Pit Myth Versus Fact

PitWatch Issue Volume 9, Number 2 The community has many common misconceptions about the Berkeley Pit. This section addresses a few of those most often heard false statements. Myth: Migratory waterfowl are instantly killed if they land on water in the Berkeley Pit. Fact: Hundreds of waterfowl land on the surface of the Berkeley Pit every month during the migration […]

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