There's an excellent article in today's Anchorage Daily News by George Bryson titled "Birds at risk". In short he explains that an increasing number of Alaska bird species are at risk. So says a new survey of "declining and vulnerable bird populations" released this month by Audubon Alaska.
While 37 species were singled out for special concern when the inaugural Alaska WatchList appeared three years ago, a revised Audubon survey now identifies 52 species to monitor -- including such new entries as the trumpeter swan, the gyrfalcon, the American golden plover and the short-eared owl.
It's well worth the reading. It's well worth paying attention to. It's well worth taking action.
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