[chapter-communicator] Audubon In the News - April 7, 2006

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> We hope that you find the April 7 edition of "Audubon In the News,"
> below, interesting and informative. Please note: you may have to
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> Audubon In the News
> April 7, 2006
> 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)
> 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> 
> 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> 
> 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> 
> 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) 
> 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> 
> 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> 
> 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>
> 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>

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