Migratory birds are starving in the Maritimes

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Migratory birds are returning to the Maritimes this spring and many are finding it difficult to find food sources given the deep snow cover.

The delayed start to the season is hindering birds from getting to the bugs, worms and seeds they typically eat at this time of year.

Robins, sparrows and woodcocks are among those being found starving or even dead by residents.

Owls are also being affected since mice are scarce because of snow cover and cold.

Veterinarians are asking residents to help by spreading seeds and fruit and clearing snow on lawns to allow the ground to thaw so birds can find a natural food source.

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