Tagged with raptor

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

NRA targets zoos, scientists

WASHINGTON — In a move bizarrely reminiscent of its “anti-gun” enemies list, the National Rifle Association announced a new plan Friday to target scientists, environmental groups, government regulators and individuals who favor banning the use of lead in gun ammunition. Lead shot, of course, is impeding efforts to strengthen the population of California condors, as … 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

November biggest month for wildlife collisions: Hawk Watch sees decreases: High levels of toxics in Columbia River fish

November is biggest month for wildlife/car collisions in Oregon During the last several years, more drivers have reported being involved in traffic crashes with wildlife on Oregon roads during November than any other month of the year. Read the press release from Oregon State Police. Hawk Watch sees decreases in kestrels and golden eagles Mt. … Continue reading

Help identifying wild birds; inmates raise rare frogs, butterflies

Help identifying wild birds Check out this great resource — Tricky Bird Identifications — from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for figuring out who’s who at your birdfeeder. You may also want to participate in Cornell’s Project FeederWatch. Washington state inmates raise rare frogs, butterflies Washington state inmates have been working as ecological research assistants, partnering … Continue reading