- Bruce Bacon, Wildlife Biologist for Iron County Department of Natural Resources, leading Owl Invasion Field Trip on January 14 in Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin. Contact North Lakeland Discovery Center for required registration by January 10.
- Help the Skagit River Bald Eagle Natural Area (SRBENA) celebrate its 30th birthday at the 19th annual Upper Skagit Bald Eagle Festival on February 4 and 5 in northern Washington. Admission is free, but reservations are required for the guided bus tour, so start planning now.
- Umbrella Cockatoo (Cacatua alba) stolen from pet store in Fairfield, Ohio. The theives fled in a green minivan with temporary tags. If you have any information, please contact Crimestoppers. Update Jan. 10, 2005: Thanks to a Crimestoppers tip, Murphy has been found and a woman is being held pending arraignment.
- Endangered Whooping Cranes (Grus americana) spotted in East Tennessee. They travel with their relative, the Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis). About 65,000 cranes stop at the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge every year during their southern migration. "And they feel secure, so each year we've had a number of those endangered whooping cranes visit us here at this location. And this year we've had seven total," said Dan Hicks, public information officer with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
- BirdLife International Cambodia counts record number of critically endangered White-shouldered Ibis (Pseudibis davisoni) at wetlands in Western Siem Pang Important Bird Area. Up to 70 were recorded in November 2005. A count in January 2003 turned up 23, while one in November 2004 recorded 33. The global population of the While-shouldered Ibis is thought to be no more than 250 mature individuals.
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