Help for a Chick in Need

June 3, 2016      Bird Watching

June 3, 2016      Bird Watching

We know the feeling: You've found a chick. It's out of the nest, and it can't fly yet. You know it's illegal to raise a wild native bird in captivity if you don't have the proper state and federal licenses, but you can't just leave it. What should you do? This informative page gives the answer.

What to do if you find a baby bird.

Photo: Barn Swallows at Horicon Marsh, Wisconsin, by Kim VanHoogen.

Imperiled Foxes on California Islands May Come Off Endangered List

March 11, 2015                  The New York Times

March 11, 2015                  The New York Times

Four endangered subspecies of fox on the northern Channel Islands off the California coast have recovered so well over the past 11 years that the Fish and Wildlife Service is announcing Wednesday that it is starting to consider taking them off the endangered list.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/12/science/imperiled-foxes-on-california-islands-may-come-off-endangered-list.html?_r=0

Service Initiates Status Review of Monarch Butterfly under the Endangered Species Act

December 29, 2014            U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

December 29, 2014            U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced it will be conducting a status review of the monarch butterfly under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Service has determined that a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity, the Center for Food Safety, the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and Dr. Lincoln Brower to list a subspecies of monarch (Danaus plexippus plexippus) presents substantial information indicating that listing may be warranted.

http://www.fws.gov/midwest/news/764.html