Answer: YES. Advisement "free", save $225,000. No doubt some birds will die. And do fireworks scare and temporarily displace wildlife, in San Francisco, Pacifica and elsewhere. Any studies being made about that?
San Francisco Chronicle/Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross. 6/17/12.. "San Francisco to study birds to keep America's Cup afloat."
"To keep the big America's Cup contest afloat, San Francisco has agreed to spend $150,000 to study whether the racing boats - and their towering sails - will scare birds on the bay.
The study, which will be conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey, is part of a settlement of a lawsuit brought by a group that included former Board of Supervisors President Aron Peskin. .
...In addition to spending $150,000 on the bird-disturbance study, the city will come up with $75,000 for another type of bird - the legal eagles who filed the suit and could have tied up the America's Cup for months." Read Article.
Related - America's Cup, includes 3.43 minute video. The best sailors, the fastest boats." "The boat is an essential element of the vision for the 34th America’s Cup, which will feature 72-foot catamarans raced on San Francisco Bay in the Finals in 2013."
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