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  • 84-year-old bird law no match for the military

    Congress has exempted the U.S. military from an international law , the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act, in a move environmentalists fear sets a bad precedent.

  • `Goddamn goshawks'

    The Forest Service is blamed when loggers cut trees within yards of a nest of rare goshawk fledglings, causing them to die.

  • A whir of wings

    In November, New Mexico's Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge hosts its annual Festival of the Cranes.

  • Agencies dunk endangered songbird

    Biologists and conservationists protest BuRec's plan to drown habitat of the southwestern willow flycatcher by raising the waters of Arizona's Roosevelt Lake and by leaving other sensitive habitat areas off the list of designated critical habitat.

  • Are birds to blame for vanishing salmon?

    On Rice Island at the mouth of the Columbia River near Astoria, Ore., the world's largest nesting colony of Caspian terns enthralls birders but worries others, who claim the birds are eating too many endangered salmon and steelhead smolts.

  • Are we smart enough to solve our raven problem?

    Are we smart enough to solve our raven problem?

    As ravens spread, they’re finding friends and foes in Western states. Subscribers only

  • Backpacks and quacks

    Pintail ducks flying north from California's Central Valley this spring will carry transmitters to track their migration routes in an attempt to find out why pintail duck numbers are dropping.

  • Backyard birds

    "Colorado's Wildlife Company," a report from the state Division of Wildlife, offers information for backyard birders.

  • Bird Brains

    In this book "Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and Jays," writer Candace Savage celebrates Corvid IQs.

  • Birdman’s biography soars

    Cool North Wind: Morley Nelson’s Life with Birds of Prey by Stephen Stuebner tells the story of one of the most underrated and interesting conservationists in the West

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