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Catch-22 for the Juneau Raptor Center

...mew around 2000, Tiernan said. But it had its limitations: it had no running water and no heat, which meant the birds' food froze unless volunteers kept it in their houses. The structure also didn't shed snow."It made maintenance a little...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-09-27/catch-22-juneau-raptor-center
Outdoors
On the Trails: West side of Mendenhall Lake

...Cranefly larva can grow to be nice, big, fat, juicy bird food, but this one had quite a way to go. The long-legged, flying adults are bird food too.We also captured a small larva of a predaceous diving...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-11-09/trails-west-side-mendenhall-lake
Outdoors
City gets tough on bear bait

...contempt for the effort. "To prevent the killing of bears is something we have to do. But I have concerns about the bird food issue. It's a distraction from the real issue, which is management of garbage," he said. Billie Jo Secrist said...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052201/Loc_BearBait.html
Local
This is the year to do something about bears

...birds is a rewarding and ongoing tie to the natural world. But feeding birds from May through October, when natural bird food is abundant, can be detrimental to bear. When a healthy 140-pound black bear was shot and killed by Juneau police...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110300/Com_Bears.html
Comm
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...contempt for the effort. "To prevent the killing of bears is something we have to do. But I have concerns about the bird food issue. It's a distraction from the real issue, which is management of garbage," he said. Billie Jo Secrist said...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052201/Loc_BearBait.shtml
Pigeons in peril: Is salt the culprit?

...He also said it is plausible that the pigeons are lethargic because of the cold weather, disease or even bacteria in bird food left out by humans. Beth Melville thinks it's the salt on the roads that is leading to the pigeons' demise. "We...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020106/loc_20060201010.shtml
News
Local's bane for the female blackfly runs deep

...bowling-pin-shaped squirmers attached to the rocks. I had to control the impulse to crush them, remembering that those larvae are bird food. And also the male blackflies can help pollinate flowers. Another pet hate for the insect clan involves punkies or no-see-ums...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022610/out_568070502.shtml
Outdoors
Spring wanderings

...trickles that flow over the flats to the lake. The stoneflies didn't fly, but crawled over the thin layer of snow. Good bird food, but no birds were around. Long ago, I watched a nuthatch capture one stonefly after another, storing each one in...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031910/out_592882990.shtml
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