Thursday, November 01, 2007

Birds in the News

I thought I'd do a little compilation of the current news involving birds...


This Yariguíes Brush-Finch was news itself when it was discovered in Colombia, South America. It was described in the Bulletin of the British Ornithologists Club (Vol. 126: June 2006).
First off, today the British Trust for Ornithology kicked off the largest bird survey ever to take place in Britain. It is a four year project with more than 50,000 volunteers. To learn more, click here...

Next in the news is Rwanda, where the Office of Tourism and National Parks has recognized that bird-watchers provide a golden economic opportunity. To read on, click here...

In less pleasant news, Prince Harry, as in the prince of England, is being questioned in an investigation of the killing of two endangered Hen Harriers, two of only 521 breeding pairs in Britain. He was hunting in the area, but said he had no knowledge of the incident. To see the story, click here...

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