- The Nature Conservancy purchases 200 acres of Montezuma wetlands on behalf of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. This is great news for the hundreds of thousands of birds that pass through during migration.
- Wisconsin bird watchers hoping to spot Whooping Cranes in the 30th annual Midwest Crane Count on April 16.
- Dubai Zoo hosts Arabian Spotted Eagle-Owl. It's the first one of its kind, discovered in the United Arab Emirates.
- Vermont's 2005 Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey records 20 Bald Eagles. It's a new record for the survey since it began in 1979.
- Smuggling causing a serious threat to the existence of the already-endangered Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug). Many are suffocating before they even reach their destination.
- Observers fear population decline for the endangered Swift Parrot (Lathamus discolor. It breeds only in Tasmania, where its habitat and food source continue to be destroyed at an increasing rate.
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