Fledglinks

Posted by ardeidae on January 10, 2006

  • Wyoming wildlife managers studying effects of industrial and residential development on wildlife. Alison Holloran of Audubon Wyoming found disturbances with Sage Grouse when researching her master's thesis. "I found that in areas disturbed by gas development, the hens moved farther to nest than hens in undisturbed areas," Holloran said. "There's potential for them to be pushed out into subpar habitat, and that could impact their recruitment and nest success."
  • Australia government rejects development plan on part of Kangaroo Island essential for the endangered Glossy Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami). State Environment Minister John Hill noted "The proposed subdivision and development would have had a significant impact on the (cockatoo) through destruction of critical habitat and disturbance through the heightened activity that would occur in the area following development."
  • California's Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus) to be counted during a 2006 census starting in March. Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group is organizing the 2006 census, which is required by the US Fish and Wildlife Service every three years. There are an estimated 1650 to 3000 breeding pairs in North America. The Peregrine Falcon was removed from the federal list of endangered species in 1999, but remains on California's list.

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