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Bay Village nature center welcomes bald eagle

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Published: Saturday, December 01, 2012, 9:30 AM     Updated: Saturday, December 01, 2012, 9:30 AM
Bruce Geiselman, Sun News

A new resident recently moved into the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center in Bay Village — a bald eagle.

The eagle, which has an injured wing, will become a permanent exhibit at the wildlife center. The bird came from an out-of-state rehabilitation center, where efforts to heal the bird with treatment and exercise proved futile.

Read the rest of the story here:  http://www.cleveland.com/bay-village/in ... elc_1.html

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Last Scheduled Eagle Viewing Tour of the Season

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Jo-Anne Chadwick of the Fraser River Safari says "the water levels were high yesterday but wow—even more birds and just the right amount of sun/clouds to make some great pictures."
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Book now so as to not be disappointed. Hurry as the boat is already over half full. This may be the last boat tour of the season.

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Eagles Making a Home on Sheriff's Communications Tower

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By
THE LEDGER
Published: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 4:55 p.m.
RICK RUNION | THE LEDGER
An eagle joins others on a communication tower near the Polk County Sheriff's Office operations center Monday in Winter Haven.

 

WINTER HAVEN | Bald eagles are a relatively common sight in Polk County, but they're a really common sight around the Polk County Sheriff's Office Operations Center.

This fall as many as 60 of these large birds of prey have been roosting at night atop the 190-foot-tall communications tower near the building.

Reinier Munguia, president of Lake Region Audubon Society, noticed the roost a few weeks ago.

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http://www.theledger.com/article/201211 ... &tc=ar

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Starving snowy owl faces new threat, desperate Island search for food

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Desperate search for food brings owls to Island

 
 
 
 

Crows menace a snowy owl on top of the Times Colonist building Tuesday morning.

Photograph by: Adrian Lam, Times Colonist

Half-starved snowy owls are flying 1,500 kilometres or more to Vancouver Island in search of food, says the founder of an avian rescue group in Courtenay.

Maj Birch is urging people to avoid frightening the owls into flight just to get a good photo, as that could sap what little energy they have left.

"They're all starving," said Birch, who founded Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society in 1995. "By the time they get down here, they're usually very thin.

Read the rest of the story here:  http://www.timescolonist.com/technology ... story.html

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Pine beetles so widespread they're contributing to climate change

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Bob Weber, THE CANADIAN PRESS

Sunday, November 25, 2012

EDMONTON -  Newly published research suggests mountain pine beetles have become so widespread that they're not just benefiting from global warming, they're starting to contribute to it.

www.globaltvbc.com/study/6442760146/story.html

Bob Weber, Sunday, November 25, 2012 2:16 PM

Read it on Global News: Global BC | Pine beetles adding to climate change: study
Bob Weber, Sunday, November 25, 2012 2:16 PM

Read it on Global News: Global BC | Pine beetles adding to climate change: study
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ATTENTION VICTORIA, BC: David Hancock Speaks Tonight

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Eagles, Ancient Forests, and Elections!

When: Monday, November 26 2012 @ 07:00 PM PST - 09:00PM
Event Type: Presentation by David Hancock
Where: Ambrosia Centre,
638 Fisgard St.,
Victoria, BC
Description: Presentations include:

The Natural History of BC’s Bald Eagles and the World’s Largest Eagle Congregating Area The Harrison-Chehalis Rivers
With David Hancock (Hancock Wildlife Foundation executive director, Hancock House publisher, Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival director, American Bald Eagle Foundation trustee)

Echo Lake, BC’s Endangered Ancient Forests, and the Pre-Election Campaign to Protect Them! An Ancient Forest Alliance Campaign Overview
With Ken Wu, TJ Watt, Joan Varley, and Hannah Carpendale of the Ancient Forest Alliance

Also words from the renowned Victoria conservationist Vicky Husband!

**By donation (suggested $5 to $20)**
Snacks, drinks, hobnobbing, silent auction fundraiser!
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UPDATE: Salem Police Rescue Bald Eagle from Trap

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The rare bird was caught in a beaver trap off Garabedian Drive.

 
An officer works to free the snared eagle.

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UPDATE: Salem Police have determined that the trap that snared a bald eagle was in compliance with state laws and the identification tag for the trap was eventually located at the scene.

"It is not believed the eagle was the intended target," Sgt. Mike Wagner said in an email. "It is being considered a rare and unfortunate incident that fortunately had a happy ending."

Read the rest of the story here:  Salem Police Rescue Bald Eagle from Trap

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Fraser Valley bald eagles are back for festival

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Thousands of bald eagles feast on salmon in the Harrison River during the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival, which kicks off this weekend.

Photograph by: Courtesy Hancock, Wildlife Foundation

The bald eagles are back again in huge numbers but the return is a mixed blessing for more than one reason.

Thousands of the iconic birds have already returned to the Harrison and Fraser rivers just in time for the annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival this weekend.

Read the rest of the story here:  http://www.abbotsfordtimes.com/story.html?id=7562389

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