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Thank you, Sally Montgomery AUDUBON CHAPTERS First Audubon Society summer field trip held on Yaquina Bay (Audubon Society of Lincoln City will offer two field trips for both experienced and novice birders to local birding hotspots this summer.) <http://www.newportnewstimes.com/articles/2006/07/07/community/community06.txt> Flathead Audubon Offers Trips for Northwest Montana Bird Lovers (Article highlights a bird-watching excursion, led by Flathead Audubon Society - just one of many that the society offers throughout the year, as well as educational programs for both children and adults.) <http://bigforkeagle.com/articles/2006/06/29/sports/sports03.txt> More Suits Filed Against Jet Boats in Chilkat River (Southeast Alaska salmon gillnetters and Juneau's Audubon Society chapter filed a second lawsuit last week to prevent a Haines tour company from operating 35-passenger jet boats on the upper Chilkat River during salmon spawning, emergence and rearing.) <http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070906/loc_20060709012.shtml> (registration required) The Birdman of Gilroy (Norm Watenpaugh, member of the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society has spent the last 20 years giving South Valley birds a fighting chance) <http://www.pinnaclenews.com/news/contentview.asp?c=189552> AUDUBON PEOPLE PCHS Graduate Builds Future Around Birds, Botany (Article focuses on 19-year-old Anthony David Phillips, a field tech with the National Audubon Society.) <http://www.roanoke.com/news/nrv/wb/wb/xp-72411> AUDUBON PUBLIC POLICY A Delegation Divided (Mike Daulton, the National Audubon Society's director of conservation policy, is quoted in this story about how Florida's delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives would be sharply divided over oil drilling off the state's coastline.) <http://www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060705/NEWS/607050342/1036> The Bizarre Dance of Wind Power (Article on Wind Power mentions January conference on wind power held by the California Audubon Society and the American Wind Power Association in Los Angeles.) <http://www.augustafreepress.com/stories/storyReader$40128> AUDUBON STATE PROGRAMS Sierra Club Asked to Drop Suit (Five environmental groups, including Audubon of Florida, are asking the Sierra Club to drop its challenge of the Babcock Ranch development plan in southwest Florida, saying that litigation jeopardizes the state's purchase of 74,000 acres for preservation.) <http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/state/orl-stbriefs07_506jul07,0,210653.story?coll=orl-news-headlines-state> Audubon Urges Boaters Not to Disturb Birds (Ann Paul from Audubon of Florida is quoted regarding tips to protect birds while at the beach.) <http://www.tampabays10.com/news/local/article.aspx?storyid=34456> BIRDS & BIRDING Bald Eagles' Pa. Recovery Similar to Nationwide Rebound (Greg Butcher, director of bird conservation at the National Audubon Society is quoted in this article about the recovery of the Bald Eagle) <http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2006Jul04/0,4670,ReboundingBaldEagles,00.html> Bird Droppings Survive Space Launch (Rob Fergus, science coordinator for Audubon At Home, is quoted in this article about the "out-of-this-world power of bird droppings.") <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/05/AR2006070501242.html> (registration required) EDUCATION AND AUDUBON CENTERS AND SANCTUARIES OHA Now Holds Title to Waimea Valley on Oahu's North Shore (Office of Hawaiian Affairs became the legal owner of Waimea Valley. The National Audubon Society currently manages the property and will continue to do so as long-term management plans are negotiated.) <http://hawaiihealthguide.com/healthtalk/display.htm?id=437&hhsid=380db4805665477c108eac950266c0ff> THE EARTH LADY: Cowbird is a Bird With Few, if Any, Redeeming Virtues (The the staff of Strawberry Plains Audubon Center is quoted in this article about how to deal with a trespassing cowbird and its egg) <http://www.djournal.com/pages/story.asp?ID=222907&pub=1&div=Lifestyles> AVIAN FLU Tackling Bird Flu, One Feather at a Time (Eric Lind and Rich Anderson of Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary are quoted in this article about bird banding and avian flu) <http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060708/NEWS02/607080306&SearchID=73250245826559> NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY PROGRAMS Corps of Engineers, Audubon to Protect Ferry Slip Island (The Army Corps of Engineers is partnering with Audubon to protect Ferry Slip Island, a small island off the Carolina Beach coastline.) <http://www.wwaytv3.com/Global/story.asp?S=5120516&nav=menu70_2> Fourth of July Events (The National Audubon Society encourages party-goers to be mindful of native wildlife while celebrating Independence Day.) <http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/ts_comments.php?id=71509_0_10_0_C> IMPORTANT BIRD AREAS (IBA) PROGRAM Visions for Potato Creek (Potato Creek State Recreation Area in north-central Indiana has been named an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society.) <http://www.southbendtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060703/Opinion02/607030388/-1/OPINION/CAT=Opinion02> AUDUBON MAGAZINE From the Stacks: June 30, 2006 (If large photos of lush wilderness in nature magazines tend to inspire wanderlust, then the latest issue of Audubon, the magazine of the National Audubon Society, might just put you over the edge. The July/August issue focuses on "Green Travel.") <http://www.utne.com/web_special/web_specials_2006-06/articles/12191-1.html> INTERNATIONAL NEWS FROM AUDUBON'S BIRDLIFE PARTNERS Tiger Trap Goes Cuckoo (A camera-trap operated by a joint Indonesian and British team of scientists surveying for tigers in northern Sumatra, Indonesia, has photographed a Sumatran Ground-cuckoo, one of Asia's rarest birds.) <http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2006/07/cuckoo.html> Bush-quail Makes Unexpected Reappearance (The poorly known Manipur Bush-quail Perdicula manipurensis has been seen in India, the first confirmed sighting of this small gamebird for over seventy years.) <http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2006/06/manipur.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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