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  •  Thank goodness Nebraska conserved.... (4+ / 0-)

    an article in ScienceDaily about Oklahoma's vanishing wetlands -- and consequent drop in migratory shore birds -- is scary:

    "A decline by more than 70 percent of several North American shorebird species since the early 1970s has brought state, federal and international concern about conservation efforts for these birds and their wetland habitat.... Shorebirds stop over in Oklahoma to utilize wetlands and other waterways to rest and feed during both their spring and fall migrations. Davis said little is known about how landscape patterns and land use influence shorebirds migrating through the state.

    Those sandhill cranes are astonishing -- I've been there several times, and the cacaphony is amazing, not to mention the size of those guys. Thanks.

    All the news that scares the hell out of me:

    by mwmwm on Tue Apr 01, 2008 at 10:27:04 AM PDT

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