first_imgLONG BEACH — PETA is offering $5,000 for help in catching whoever drove into a flock of shore birds on the beach in southwest Washington and killed 92 of them.KING-TV reports the dead Sandpiper-type shorebirds called dunlin were found Thursday north of the Cranberry beach approach on Long Beach.Wildlife Center of the North Coast said the trauma the birds suffered is consistent with a collision with a motor vehicle.Seabirds and shorebirds are protected under state law. It is illegal to harm or kill them.Fish and Wildlife Police say a vehicle has to be travelling considerably faster than the posted 25 mph speed in order to hit these types of birds. Dunlins are able to reach speeds of 110 mph.last_img