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Bird Bits: The larger, local cousin: Northern goshawk

...accipiter (a genus that describes some birds of prey.) It has a larger, local cousin...Sharp-shinned Hawk's diet favors small birds, while the Northern Goshawk dines on larger...served up to the kids. When the young birds leave their nest, they become "branchers...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-29/bird-bits-larger-local-cousin-northe
Outdoors
Avian rescue at the Empire

...perched along the railings of the two balconies with access to the newsroom. To my knowledge, today was the first day one of the birds decided he was too good for the balcony and ventured indoors.Sitting at my desk, I heard a commotion to my right. I looked...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/melissa-griffiths/2014-08-22/avian-rescue-empi
Waterfowl regulations for 2014 include good news for goose hunters

...limits last season were a combined four birds per day, hunters this year can harvest four...used for management purposes is 13,700 birds. As a result, the registration permit...geese, including cackling geese, is four birds with possession limits of eight.The Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/waterfowl-regulations-2014-include-g
Outdoors
Bird Bits: Bullet of a hawk

...to a plucking stump to remove feathers before feeding. Small birds are the main meal for these hawks.The sharp-shinned hawk...tawny or creamy below with dark vertical streaks. The immature birds have yellow eyes and the adults red eyes.The flight pattern...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-15/bird-bits-bullet-hawk
Outdoors
Parnell signs resolution opposing Beringia park

...she said. And she noted the federal government has blocked a road through Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, a migratory birds wetlands, even though locals want the road to improve access between the village of King Cove and an airport at Cold Bay...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-17/parnell-signs-resolution-opposing-berin
State
Bird Bits: Yellow marks the drop zone

...colony of barn swallows, although the birds also nest solitarily. At this colony...just make out the slick blue tops of baby birds awaiting incoming food from ma and pa...droppings scattered everywhere. These birds make polite piles under their nests, which...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-01/bird-bits-yellow-marks-drop-zone
Outdoors
Bird Bits: Who is that masked bird?

...insects, the most favorite food of these birds, abound. There is a variety of shelter...brushy fields. Southeast Alaska is the birds' northern limit in Alaska.The witching...of vegetation. If looking to spot these birds, focus on a patch of wriggling leaves...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-25/bird-bits-who-masked-bird
Outdoors
Albino robin shows up at raptor center

...pictures with JRC. Research shows pure albino birds seem to have weaker feather structures than partial...every species of bird has albino or partial albino birds. As with human albinos, albino birds lack pigment in their eyes, which makes them...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-18/albino-robin-shows-raptor-center
Outdoors
A blend of tradition and the unexpected

...striking black-ink prints featuring images of whales, wolves and birds appear to be an Alaskan's take on traditional block printing...on display in her home include a sculptural piece featuring birds made from cut and folded soda cans, two wolf masks made from...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-30/blend-tradition-and-unexpected
Art
Still room in Juneau Explorers Camp

...summer's theme is "Critters". Children will be learning about a variety of animal species that share our Juneau home such as birds, aquatic insects and bears. Each day involves a field trip in the community including the Gold Rush Sled Dog Tours and the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-08/still-room-juneau-explorers-camp
Outdoors

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