Fledglinks

Posted by ardeidae on May 05, 2005

  • The Nature Conservancy buys the farm. They're donating the 38.7-acre Smith farm in Greenland, New Hampshire to the Fish and Game Department to permanently protect the Great Bay corn field that provides an essential stopover for migrating waterfowl.
  • New highway in Mauritius threatening the Mauritius Kestrel (Falco punctatus). The kestrel was nearly extinct in the 1970s, but conservation efforts have brought the population back to 800-1000. This highway is runs right through its habitat, the Mauritius east coast mountains Important Bird Area.
  • Scientists band Peregrine Falcon chicks atop the Pacific Gas and Electric building in San Francisco. The nest cam has been active March.
  • Georgia State University's Raptor Center curator, Scott Courdin, leaves to serve in Iraq.

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