BIRD CONSERVATION

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Red-shouldered Hawks. Photo by Allen Blake Sheldon.

FLYWAY TRAIL EXTENSION: CONSERVATION CONCERNS

Letter to Environmental Assessment Team of Great River Trail Extension of Flyway Trail 4-26-2022

Invasive thistle. Loss of buffer strips and visual shields for wildlife. Run-off, sedimentation. Loss of pollinator plants. Additional disturbance in a roadkill zone. Trail will lead wildlife to a roadkill zone. Regulating E-bikes.

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CITIZEN SCIENCE AND NATURE’S SOLACE

Red-headed Woodpecker story in MINNPOST, November 2, 2021.

“Red-headed woodpeckers have declined 95% in Minnesota since 1970, the largest loss in any state or Canadian province…North America has lost 29% of its birds since 1970, according to a study published in the journal Science in 2019. The continent’s population has dropped by 2.9 billion adult birds…”

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Bea’s Bench Trempealeau Refuge

Red-headed woodpeckers, Covid-19 – Wisconsin State Journal, April 19 2020


This commentary appeared in The Wisconsin State Journal, La Crosse Tribune, Winona Daily News and Red-headed Woodpecker Recovery Project Newsletter during spring 2020

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A Walk Through a Flood of Song

Breeding Bird Census, upper Mississippi River, Gloria Mundi Press, April 22 2003


In June in southern Minnesota, the pearly gloss of dawn creeps across the Mississippi about 4 a.m. A mile wide, the river easy slowly…

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Red-Shouldered Hawk

Birdwatcher’s Digest, January/February, 2004


The Stubby gray shape hung two or three inches over the edge of the nest of sticks and was absolutely motionless. The nest was deep in a floodplain forest…

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