Tagged with Birds

Studies show raptor populations severely impacted by wind farms

See these in-depth AP stories that have great relevance regarding wind power in the Columbia Gorge: Study: Wind Farms Killed 67 Eagles In 5 Years (Note that the second story, below, documents potentially FAR more raptor deaths than the above headline states.) AP IMPACT: Wind farms gets pass on eagle deaths   ——————————————————————————————————————- Spay or … Continue reading

Bald eagle released by Rowena Wildlife Clinic

After some hesitation last Tuesday, a young, rehabilitated bald eagle decided to take advantage of the freedom offered to him. The one-year-old male raptor was found April 15 in the grass at Avery Park near Wishram, Wash., unable to fly. An employee at the park contacted authorities at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at … Continue reading

Homeless-cat study sets off firestorm

In some circles, Trap-Neuter-Return is controversial, even though it’s endorsed by the Humane Society, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon and many other animal protection organizations. Trap-Neuter-Return is the method of humanely trapping free-roaming cats, spaying/neutering them, vaccinating them for rabies and returning them to … Continue reading

Help animals by responding to these surveys

For years I’ve been concerned about the dangers of latex party balloons released into the environment, ultimately harming wildlife. Terrestrial and aquatic animals may mistake a deflated balloon for food or get tangled in the attached ribbon or string. Fortunately, a study is underway to find out how dangerous are the balloons — and you … Continue reading