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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Birds & The Tar Sands

My guest post this month on is about the effects of tar sands development on birds. You can read it here:

It's not pretty, but it's information we really need to know. Maybe the hundreds of thousands of birders around the world will unite to become a combined force that tips the balance and leads to the transformation of our oil-based economy into a sustainable one?

Friday, March 8, 2013

Shakin' All Over!

Let me introduce you to the Gunnison Sage-Grouse in all its springtime mating glory:

This bird needs our help. Because of changes to its sagebrush habitat, its numbers have been falling drmatically. Now the US Fish and Wildlife Service is considering listing the species under the US Endangered Species Act (we need one of those north of the border!). Doing so would trigger habitat protections that could ultimately save this amazing bird from extinction.

Here's the news release:

Note: there are 4 days left to submit comments to the USFWS. Deadline: March 12 2013.