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  • The Latest: First federal prosecution of wind farm bird deaths

    The Latest: First federal prosecution of wind farm bird deaths

    Million dollar fine for Duke Energy in Wyoming.

  • Tribal religion trumps eagle protection

    A recent court ruling on the ceremonial killing of eagles by American Indians collides with the Endangered Species Act, possibly sending the issue to the Supreme Court

  • Birds get a break from blades

    More than half the windmills on California’s Altamont Pass will shut down for two months this winter so migrating birds can pass safely through the area

  • Falcon's future rests on a definition

    Endangered aplomado falcons already in New Mexico may lose protection under a controversial Fish and Wildlife Service plan to release captive-bred birds as a "nonessential experimental population."

  • How a tiny owl changed Tucson

    The cactus ferruginous pygmy owl has been removed from the endangered species list, but Tucson area leaders say they plan to continue the desert conservation efforts put in place to help the very rare bird

  • On a wing and a prayer

    The Gunnison sage grouse has been denied endangered species protection, and biologists like Clait Braun fear the species may be doomed

  • On the wing again

    In Condor: To the Brink and Back, science reporter John Nielsen surveys the life and times of "one giant bird."

  • The life of an enigmatic seabird

    In Rare Bird, author Maria Mudd Ruth pursues the mystery of the Pacific Northwest’s elusive marbled murrelet

  • The West is not a zoo

    The Peregrine Fund has proven that it can breed and release endangered birds of prey as often as it needs to, but do we want to treat Western wildlife like a crop of annual flowers that has to be re-seeded every year?

  • Bred for success

    The Peregrine Fund has mastered the art of breeding aplomado falcons and other endangered birds of prey, but critics say the organization is blind to the importance of wildlife habitat

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