We hope that you find the January 25 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 Erica Barton at ebarton@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:ebarton@xxxxxxxxxxx>. Audubon In the News January 25, 2007 Circulation 4,700 AUDUBON CHAPTERS Audubon Field Trips Offer Enthusiasts More to See (The San Diego Audubon Society, located in San Diego, California, offers field trips throughout the county for bird watchers) <http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty/20070121-9999-1mi21ebird.html> Counting Crows in the Terre Haute Skies (Indiana State University and the Wabash Valley Audubon Society, located in Terre Haute, Indiana, presented 'CrowFest 2007') <http://media.www.indianastatesman.com/media/storage/paper929/news/2007/01/17/Campus/Counting.Crows.In.The.Terre.Haute.Skies-2650425.shtml?sourcedomain=www.indianastatesman.com&MIIHost=media.collegepublisher.com> Your Guide to the Birds (A new program, 'Bird walk at your place,' takes people on a hike anywhere in Chemung County, New York and teaches them about birds - the money from the hikes goes to the Chemung Valley Audubon Society, located in Elmira, New York) <http://www.star-gazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070121/LIFE/701210302/1035> In Defense of a River (Groups such as the Fort Collins Audubon Society in Fort Collins, Colorado, are joining forces against one of the new dam and reservoir projects that would be disastrous to the ecological health of the Cache la Poudre River) <http://www.wyomingnews.com/articles/2007/01/18/news/outdoors/out0117-01.txt> AUDUBON STATE PROGRAMS Audubon Report Faults Efforts to Restore Glades (Audubon of Florida releases a report about the state's efforts to eliminate pollution from Lake Okeechobee and restore the overall health of the Everglades) <http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/16485016.htm> Wildlife Preservation Efforts Focus on Private Land (Mike Morgan, a wildlife ecologist for Audubon New York, will coordinate a program being launched by the state Department of Environmental Conservation designed to preserve imperiled habitat on private land) <http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--privatehabitat0112jan12,0,7350566.story?coll=ny-region-apnewyork> Nature Lovers Hope Crist Will Listen (Environmental Groups, including Audubon of Florida, attend the Everglades Coalition Conference, the largest gathering of environmental groups in Florida; April Gromnicki, asst. director of government relations for the National Audubon Society, also quoted) <http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/breaking_news/16503975.htm> (free registration required) Northwest Corner Environmentalists Make their Feelings Known to Chris Murphy, Andrew Roraback and Roberta Willis (Audubon Connecticut and the Housatonic Valley Association co-sponsored a forum, held at the Sharon Audubon Society, focusing on environmental legislative priorities in both Washington and Hartford) <http://www.kenttribune.com/main.asp?SectionID=18&SubSectionID=39&ArticleID=14251> BIRDS, BIRDING AND WILDLIFE Unusual Birds Seen in Warm Winter (Kim Van Fleet, coordinator of the Important Bird Areas program of Audubon Pennsylvania, quoted in article about how the unusual weather has been affecting the distribution of birds in Pennsylvania) <http://www.pennlive.com/news/patriotnews/index.ssf?/base/columnists/1169310306122120.xml&coll=1> Spring Flowers Emerging? Don't Panic, Experts Say (John Ritzenthaler, director of habitat conservation for Audubon Ohio, quoted in article about how the warmer-than-usual weather is causing some spring flowers to bloom) <http://www.dispatch.com/homegarden/homegarden.php?story=dispatch/2007/01/14/20070114-I1-02.html> Saving Minnesota Species (Mark Martell, director of bird conservation for Audubon Minnesota, quoted in story about the nearly 600 species of plants, birds, fish, insects and creatures that are struggling to survive in Minnesota) <http://www.startribune.com/531/story/938303.html> INTERNATIONAL NEWS FROM AUDUBON'S BIRDLIFE PARTNERS Large Birds Vanishing from West African Sahel (There has been a catastrophic decline in numbers of large birds in the sub-desert region of West Africa) <http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2007/01/sahel_declines.html> NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY PROGRAMS Christmas Bird Count (The 106th Christmas Bird Count featured on Yahoo! Assignment Earth) <http://news.yahoo.com/video/2714> (to view the broadcast, click on the "Christmas Bird Count" headline) Snow Covers the Woods, Sends Birds to Feeders (The Great Backyard Bird Count featured in story about birding in Michigan) <http://www.miningjournal.net/stories/articles.asp?articleID=10545> Birds of a Different Feather...(Birders flock to see a rare Yellow-Hooded Warbler in the Bay Area, which was first discovered during Audubon's Christmas Bird Count) <http://www.insidebayarea.com/timesstar/ci_5022751> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Audubon in the News and Audubon Newswire are sent to Audubon Chapter leaders, board members, and others interested in Audubon activities nationwide. If you do not wish to receive further editions, it is easy to unsubscribe: simply send an e-mail message to <chapter_services@xxxxxxxxxxx>. In the subject of your e-mail, write UNSUBSCRIBE NEWSWIRE. For questions or to suggest topics for Newswire or Audubon in the News, please contact the Chapter Services Office through e-mail at <chapter_services@xxxxxxxxxxx>, or by phone at (800) 542-2748. You are subscribed to Chapter-Communicator. To unsubscribe, send email to chapter-communicator-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, //www.freelists.org/list/chapter-communicator.