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  • 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."

  • 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."

  • Encountering a California condor takes one writer back in time

    Encountering a California condor takes one writer back in time

    An interaction with a rare vulture sparks reflections on dinosaurs and extinction.

  • The birds and the bee(tle)s

    The birds and the bee(tle)s

    A controversial tamarisk control program is shut down over worries that it threatens rare southwestern willow flycatchers.

  • 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?

  • Getting the lead out

    Condor 134’s harrowing experience with lead poisoning exemplifies these endangered birds’ greatest challenge – which some advocates hope to ease by banning lead bullets in California

  • Birds can only fly so far

    Birds can only fly so far

    The birds in California’s Joshua Tree National Park will need human help to survive climate change.

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