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Alaskans can help answer 'Where have all the rusty blackbirds gone?'

...important questions about the birds that flood back to Alaska each...the steepest declines of any bird in North America, 88?98 percent...this once common and abundant bird slipped beneath the radar for...Fish and Wildlife Service's Birds of Conservation Concern, and...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-17/alaskans-can-help-answer-where-have-
Outdoors
My enemy: the buzz of the bird

...fervently. Just sat around on the flowers, hanging out, sipping nectar until sunset. I became annoyed with the swarm of swelling bird bellies poking around my windowsill. They were so gluttonous.They barely even hummed anymore.One day, I didn't fill the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-17/my-enemy-buzz-bird
Outdoors
On the Trails: Skunk cabbage and its sex change abilities

...wrens - such big voices from such little birds! Several bumblebees circled our heads...very near the nest site, preventing the birds from courtship and nest-building there...playing, oblivious of the needs of the birds even when informed of the disturbing effects...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-17/trails-skunk-cabbage-and-its-sex-cha
Outdoors
What's in Bloom: Purple Bird

Corydalis solida, also known as "Purple Bird," has the unusual common name of fumewort that comes from Middle English meaning "vapor plant". These extremely easy-to-grow...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-03/whats-bloom-purple-bird
Outdoors
Wild and weird: Small mammals in Southeast

...likely has to do with ground-nesting bird colonies. Foxes are nest predators, and have "hammered" the populations of many birds, some of which have a very large percentage...Southeast, however, there aren't as many birds on the ground, so there's not as much...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-10/wild-and-weird-small-mammals-southea
Outdoors
JSO review: Jaw-dropping concert

...trill suggests the hum of insects. Flute and piccolo have quite active parts to play in portraying the birds in the next song, "Legend of the Birds". This is followed by "Cradle Song", a short, quiet, slow piece played only by strings. The...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-08/jso-review-jaw-dropping-conert
Art
Territorial Sportsmen and the Alaska Outdoor Council thanks Alaskan donors

...Tom Weske, Western Auto Marine, Westmark Baranof Hotel, What a Foot, Willie's Marine, Wings of Alaska, and Working Birds Decoys.I would also like thank all of the many volunteers who devoted much time to this fundraiser. We grossed about $110...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-04-12/territorial-sportsmen-and-alaska-ou
Neighbors
Alaska Folk Fest: Little poster a big deal

...Fest. Some of this stuff, it's loosely translated but there's fiddlehead fern and rain and trees and waves and whales and birds and boats. There's some seiners in there somewhere."She equates it to Easter Eggs, the hidden messages in movies and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-10/alaska-folk-fest-little-poster-big-deal
Local | Art
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs up to good feelings. The sun shone all weekend, the birds were chirping and the trails were packed. Spring is a time for good cheer and optimism in Alaska, but plenty of you seem to be...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-06/thumbs-thumbs-down
Opinion
Subsistent hunters exempt from Federal duck stamp requirements, for now

...migratory waterfowl.The interim policy follows passage of the Federal Duck Stamp Act of 2014, an amendment to the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act. It becomes effective immediately and will remain operational until June 1, 2017. The USFWS...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-10/subsistent-hunters-exempt-federal-du
Outdoors

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