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  • Toxic bird feed

    Oregon biologist James Larison has found that 46 percent of the ptarmigans he tested had toxic levels of the trace metal cadmium in their kidneys.

  • Birds break boundaries

    Chris Pague of The Nature Conservancy has been following migratory birds from Colorado to Mexico to help come up with a conservation plan.

  • www.birdsource.com

    A new Web site managed by the National Audubon Society and Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology helps birders.

  • A whir of wings

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

  • 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.

  • Goose got your gander?

    A skyrocketing population of once-uncommon Canada geese has some locals up-in-arms and ready to try lethal methods to bring goose numbers under control.

  • Tern terror

    The Army Corps of Engineers is trying to figure out how to relocate the 10,000 pairs of Caspian terns nesting on Rice Island at the mouth of the Columbia - and eating millions of young salmon.

  • New tools for bird buffs

    The "Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas" and a set of CD-Roms called "Better Birdwatching in Colorado" are excellent resources for Colorado birdwatchers.

  • Power poles make deadly perches

    Kirk Hohenberger and other vocal raptor experts are pushing utility companies to make power poles safe for the birds that perch on them.

  • 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.

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