- Survey by the United Kingdom's Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs shows that the UK population of wild birds is almost 10% higher than ten years ago. However, the farmland bird index showed little change over recent years and numbers remain around 56% of the 1970 level.
- Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) sightings becoming more common in San Diego County in California, most notably at the San Elijo Lagoon. "We used to only see them in the winter now we see them year round and there's been 5 to 10 pairs in the county now," avian biologist Robert Patton said.
- Society for Protection of Nature in Lebanon (a BirdLife International partner) reviving program to manage natural areas such as woodlands, grasslands and wetlands, and protect them from over-exploitation.
- Plans for marshland windfarm in the United Kingom approved despite protests by environmental groups such as the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and English Nature. It will be the largest wind farm in lowland England. Steve Gilbert, the RSPB's Conservation Manager for South East England, said: "It is disappointing that the decision has been taken to site a windfarm in such a sensitive area. Windfarms are invaluable in helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but windfarms in the wrong place can end up damaging or destroying the very environment they are designed to save."
- US Fish and Wildlife Service facing challenge of finding the best solution to save birds that nest on Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge in Massachusetts. As early as this winter, the ocean could deposit enough sand between Chatham's South Beach and Monomoy Island to connect the two, resulting in the arrival of land predators.
- Department of Natural Resources asking for help in finding those responsible for killing a Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) at the Lake Skegemog/Torch Lake area of Antrim County, Michigan. There's a $1000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
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