> We hope that you find the April 7 edition of "Audubon In the News," > below, interesting and informative. Please note: you may have to > register with individual news sites to view some stories; if you are > unable to link directly to articles of interest, we suggest that you > try copying and pasting the URL into your browser. > > We welcome your suggestions for future issues - please send suggested > media stories to ebarton@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:ebarton@xxxxxxxxxxx>. > > > Audubon In the News > April 7, 2006 > > AUDUBON'S "TOP TEN MOST ENDANGERED BIRDS" REPORT > Note: On March 27, the National Audubon Society released the report > "America's Top Ten Most Endangered Birds," which notes that > development pressures, invasive species, and global warming are > threatening the bird species featured in the report with extinction - > however the gravest threat facing endangered bird species in the U.S. > today is proposed Congressional action to weaken the protections of > the Endangered Species Act. The following is a selection of articles > about the report. Additionally, an interview with Betsy Loyless, > senior vice president of Public Policy for National Audubon Society, > took place on CBS Radio. > Audubon: Gunnison Grouse at Risk > <http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_3642677> > Development Blamed for Birds' Plight > <http://www.news-journalonline.com/NewsJournalOnline/News/EastVolusia/ > evlEAST03ENV032806.htm> > Group Puts Three Texas Birds on List of Most Endangered > <http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/APStories/stories/D8GJQAF80.h > tml> (registration required) > AUDUBON CHAPTERS > Sounds of Spring (Members of the Last Chance Audubon Society in > Montana enjoy birding in their area) > <http://www.helenair.com/articles/2006/03/30/outdoors/c01033006_01.txt > > > Healthy Yards (Symposium held entitled "Chemical-Free Land Care for > Family-Friendly Yards" - sponsored by Audubon Greenwich) > <http://www.acorn-online.com/news/publish/article_5306.shtml> > Bird Lovers Prepare Mission Bay Nesting Habitat, Await Their Terns > (Members of the San Diego Audubon Society help to protect the > endangered Least Tern) > <http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20060324-9999-2m24terns.html > > > Birders Owe Debt to Eastmans (Profile of the Columbia Audubon Society > in Missouri) > <http://www.columbiatribune.com/2006/Mar/20060327Feat005.asp> > Snowy Plovers Thrive at Coal Oil Point (Story about the Snowy Plover > Refuge, which is jointly maintained by the University of California, > Santa Barbara, and the Santa Barbara Audubon Society) > <http://www.goletavalleyvoice.com/cgi-bin/county/readarticle.cgi?artic > le=1224> > AUDUBON PUBLIC POLICY > Lobbying for Everglades Isn't a Job for a Weasel (Q&A with April > Gromnicki, asst. director of Government Relations for National Audubon > Society) > <http://www.tcpalm.com/tcp/florida_news/article/0,2820,TCP_24432_45660 > 02,00.html> > $10 Billion Sought to Clean Great Lakes (Federal bill introduced that > would provide funding for a broad Great Lakes cleanup plan - Dave > Miller, executive director of Audubon New York, quoted) > <http://www.wgrz.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=36799> > AUDUBON STATE PROGRAMS > Developers Dealt a Setback (A coalition of environmental groups, > including Audubon of Florida, win a critical victory for the > protection of the Florida Keys by blocking the removal of the Keys' > designation as an Area of Critical State Concern) > <http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/special_packages/5min/14256 > 974.htm?source=rss&channel=miamiherald_5min> > Audubon Honors Leibell (Audubon New York and the Audubon Council of > New York State honored Sen. Vincent Leibell at its spring assembly, > which took place March 24-26 - Leibell received the William Hoyt > Environmental Award for his work for conservation and large-scale > habitat protection programs in New York) > <http://legislativegazette.com/back_issues.php> (To view the article > click on the April 3 edition link -- please note that this will pull > up a PDF of the paper. The article begins on page 6.) > It's Time to Give Today's Kids a Taste for Outside (Article about > getting kids outside which mentions legislation, strongly supported by > Audubon Washington, that directs the state Superintendent of Public > Instruction Office to conduct an environmental education study to > gather evidence that shows the importance of outdoor learning > experiences) > <http://www.theolympian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200660402035> > AVIAN FLU > From the Chickens' Perspective, the Sky Really Is Falling (Article > about avian flu and chickens, and the effect of the virus on other > bird species - Rob Fergus from Audubon's Science Department quoted) > <http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/28/science/28bird.html> (registration > required) > BIRDS & BIRDING > Fowl Weather? That's a Hint of Spring (Article about the changes in > the Dayton area's winter bird population - Dayton Audubon Society, > Audubon Ohio and Aullwood Audubon Center featured) > <http://www.daytondailynews.com/localnews/content/localnews/daily/0317 > birds.html> (registration required) > California Condors Spotted Nesting in Big Sur (For the first time in > more than a century, California condors have been spotted nesting in > the northern part of the state) > <http://www.napavalleyregister.com/articles/2006/04/01/sports/outdoors > /iq_3367419.txt> > Feathering Nests Everywhere They Go (The financial impact of birding > in Arizona continues to increase - Tucson Audubon Society and Audubon > Arizona featured) > <http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/business/articles/0319birdto > urism03190.html> > 'Wildscaping' Woos Animals to Yards (The most effective methods of > wildscaping in Wyoming - Alison Lyon-Holloran, the conservation > program manager for Audubon Wyoming, quoted) > <http://www.billingsgazette.net/articles/2006/03/29/news/wyoming/30-wi > ldscaping.txt> > It's All for the Birds (How to attract birds to the South Valley area > in California - local Audubon Society member and National Audubon > Society featured) > <http://www.gilroydispatch.com/lifestyles/contentview.asp?c=182470> > Global Warming Yet? Ask the Robins (The effects of global warming on > the robin population - Paul Green, director of Citizen Science for > National Audubon Society, quoted) > <http://www.connpost.com/news/ci_3634788> > Taking Wing: More Birders are Returning to the Great Salt Lake > (Interest in Utah's Great Salt Lake and its ecology continues to reach > new heights) > <http://www.sltrib.com/lifestyle/ci_3677617> > EDUCATION AND AUDUBON CENTERS AND SANCTUARIES > Saga of the Sandhill Crane (Viewing of the Sandhill Cranes at > Audubon's Rowe Sanctuary in Nebraska - John Flicker, president of > National Audubon Society, also featured) > <http://www.usatoday.com/travel/destinations/2006-03-30-bird-watching_ > x.htm> > Birding Fever Grips Clay Students (Students at Clay Elementary School > in Alabama become bird enthusiasts - Shirley Farrell, president of the > Birmingham Audubon Society, and Mark LaSalle, Coastal Project director > for Audubon Mississippi, quoted) (registration required) > <http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1143195920 > 102770.xml&coll=2> > In the Swamp, a Study Takes Wing (Wood Storks are counted at Audubon's > Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Florida as part of research being > conducted to learn more about where the endangered birds forage and > nest) > <http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2006/mar/30/swamp_study_takes_wing_nap > /> > Audubon Society Buys Neb. Land for Cranes (Audubon's Rowe Sanctuary > announces the purchase of 200 acres of land on the Platte River for > wildlife habitat) > <http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1501AP_NE_Wildlife_Sanctuary.h > tml> > IMPORTANT BIRD AREAS PROGRAM > State About to Become More Bird Friendly (Michigan launches Important > Bird Areas program - program is a partnership involving the Detroit > Audubon Society, the Kalamazoo Nature Center, the Michigan Audubon > Society and the National Audubon Society) (registration required) > <http://www.mlive.com/sports/grpress/index.ssf?/base/sports-0/11432103 > 0530190.xml&coll=6> > INTERNATIONAL NEWS FROM AUDUBON'S BIRDLIFE PARTNERS > Island Nations Commit to Protect Their Futures (Leaders from island > nations join together to announce significant conservation commitments > to protect the future of islands) > <http://www.birdlife.org/news/pr/2006/03/pacific.html> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------ Audubon in the News and Audubon Newswire are sent to Audubon Chapter leaders, board members, and others interested in Audubon activities nationwide. 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