Birding News #52

:: Two Whooping Cranes were shot and killed in Kentucky last week

:: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is starting a visit to Israel, where he will visit the newly renamed Stephen J. Harper Hula Valley Bird Sanctuary Visitor and Education Centre, located along a migration route in northern Israel.

:: Amazonian Macaws pairs usually lay four eggs but it’s rare for the parents to fledge more than one chick

::  70 Barred Owls have been shot in the U.S. northwest as part of a plan to help the endangered Northern Spotted Owl population recover

:: The Calgary Zoo hosted a symposium last week to come up with strategies and a plan to save the endangered Greater Sage-Grouse in Alberta

:: 16 year-old Logan Kahle is doing a Big Year in California and hopes to beat the previous record of 479 species

Great posts in birding blogs this week: 

:: From Nathan at The EyrieOpen Mic: Hog Island Adventures!

:: From Auriel at Natural AusterityHow to Enjoy Cold Weather

:: From Kirby at Birding is FunCold (not Angry) Birds

:: From Tim at Bird CanadaThe Wounded of Weed Lake: an on-going tale of winter survival

:: From Steve at Bourbon, Bastards, and BirdsCarara National Park (Part II)

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