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  • Reward in slaying of 4 bald eagles up to $14,000

    01/18/2013 7:46:54 PM PST · by Altariel · 19 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | January 18, 2013 | AP
    The reward for information to help convict the person who killed four eagles near Granite Falls is now nearly $14,000. The Stillaguamish Tribe, Humane Society of the United States and Conservation Northwest are offering money to help state Fish and Wildlife investigators. The dead birds were found Jan. 9 floating in a lake and were apparently shot.
  • Northern Arapaho Indian Tribe gets right to kill bald eagles

    03/14/2012 5:00:38 PM PDT · by Fawn · 35 replies
    Daily News ^ | Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 11:13 AM | By Larry Mcshane / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Read more:
    Extremely rare permit granted by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service A pair of Wyoming bald eagles now qualify as a really endangered species. The Northern Arapaho Tribe secured an extraordinarily rare permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allowing the Native Americans to kill two of the national birds for religious use. The national agency, in a 2009 report, said it has never issued a license for the killing of a bald eagle — making it likely that the tribe was the first group to ever get the legal go-ahead. The highly unusual decision came three years after the...
  • Bald eagles attack post office at Alaska port

    06/15/2011 10:03:55 AM PDT · by STE=Q · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jun 15, 2011 | Yereth Rosen
    A pair of bald eagles nesting near the U.S. Post Office in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, has taken to dive-bombing customers, in one case drawing blood, authorities said on Tuesday.
  • Tips to stop wild turkeys from terrorizing you

    11/20/2008 4:18:30 PM PST · by posterchild · 33 replies · 1,446+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Wed November 19, 2008 | Beth Daley
    In honor of Thanksgiving – and the constant stream of complaints wildlife officials get about the wild version of our holiday meal – this little item will be all about how to avoid the big birds from pecking at your heels this holiday season. The good news is that wild turkeys have made a stunning comeback after being wiped out in the state by the mid-1800s from hunting and loss of habitat. Today, there are about 20,000-25,000 birds in Massachusetts. The bad news is that the wild turkeys have moved into Brookline, Newton and other suburbs where they are gaining...
  • Israel names biblically banned Hoopoe national bird

    05/29/2008 9:30:35 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 309+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/29/08 | Jeffrey Heller
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - It may not be kosher, but the Hoopoe was chosen Thursday as Israel's national bird. The Hoopoe, or "Duchifat" in Hebrew, is listed in the Old Testament as unclean and forbidden food for Jews. President Shimon Peres declared the pink, black and white-crested bird the winner of a competition timed to coincide with Israel's 60th anniversary. It beat out rivals such as the Yellow-vented Bulbul and the Palestine Sunbird. The Book of Leviticus groups the Hoopoe with birds such as the eagle, vulture and pelican that are "abhorrent, not to be eaten." Israel is a main crossroads...
  • Bald eagles living the good life in North Jersey

    03/08/2006 10:20:12 PM PST · by Coleus · 53 replies · 1,380+ views ^ | 03.05.06 | RICHARD COWEN
    The bald eagle, the national bird which only a few decades ago appeared headed for extinction in the continental United States, is soaring once again.  A 40-year campaign to rescue the bald eagle from the deadly clutches of chemical poisoning has been, by all accounts, a remarkable success. The majestic bird had all but disappeared from the lower 48 states in the mid-1960s but is now flourishing -- so much so that the federal government is considering removing the bald eagle from its list of endangered species.Nowhere has that comeback been more dramatic than in New Jersey. The annual mid-winter...
  • Bald Eagles in Oregon being Poisoned (17 so far)

    03/27/2004 8:09:57 AM PST · by WASH · 28 replies · 319+ views ^ | 3/27/2004
    Wildlife officers say someone has been intentionally poisoning more than a dozen bald eagles in the central Willamette Valley. Hundreds of eagles migrate to the Willamette Valley each November to spend the winter and officers believe they are the targets of a horrendous crime. So far, 17 eagles have been found dead near Harrisburg, including two that were found in the last month. Officers say a banned toxic pesticide called fenthion is being applied to a sheep carcass that's used as eagle bait. The fenthion has been linked to all of the eagle deaths. "There's no authorized uses for it...