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On the Trails: Anticipating spring

...sampling green vegetation. Now, as I write this (in mid-April), the American dippers are moving up streams to their nest sites. Purple mountain saxifrage is starting to bloom up near the glacier. Crows are lining their nests with grasses.I'm...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-25/trails-anticipating-spring
Outdoors
On the Trails: Kingfishers

...was watching a pair of dippers that had a nest in an old broken-down wooden dam. I sat on a brushy cliff above the nest site, watching the dippers go about their business of raising a family. The dippers paid me no heed, coming and going up...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-03-14/trails-kingfishers
Outdoors
On the Trails: Lazy day at Crow Point

...reaches of the river. Canada geese honked their way up the river, two by two; could they already be thinking about nest sites?We found an old stump under which a porcupine had sheltered. A sizable pile of scat pellets filled a depression under...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-03-08/trails-lazy-day-crow-point
Outdoors
On the Trails: Winter to spring

...be limited by the availability of suitable habitat - they need lakes with early ice-out, protected shorelines for nest sites, stable water levels so the nests don't get flooded, and clear, shallow waters for foraging. They also may have...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-05-03/trails-winter-spring
Outdoors
Late August in Granite Basin

...the edges of the pool at the entrance to basin and swam in the shallows after aquatic insects. The dippers' customary nest site below the big waterfall had been under snow for the last two springs and was therefore unusable, but they may have nested...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-09-13/late-august-granite-basin
Outdoors
On the Trails: Red cedars

...predators on songbird eggs and chicks, in the 1940s didn't help, of course. Loss of the understory meant both loss of nest sites and loss of food resources for birds; forest insects were significantly less abundant and berry-producing shrubs became...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-06-15/trailsred-cedars
Outdoors
After the elusive goshawk

...goshawks are very secretive and wide-ranging, so the only way you can really study them firsthand is to find their nest sites," Flatton said. To that end, much of the field work has involved finding nesting sites; now biologists will check...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071501/Ins_Gosshawjk.shtml
Inside
Airport eagles' nest will be moved more quickly

...and lay an egg it becomes off-limits for removal, so they need to watch for when the birds start dragging sticks to a nest site. Board member Laurie Berg asked if they had permission from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Borchert said they...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111110/loc_734482000.shtml
News
Salmon life cycle enriches Southeast

...bridges on Sheep or Salmon creeks, we can watch toothy male salmon fighting over females or female salmon fighting over nest sites. There are, however, some aspects of this seasonal miracle that are less obvious but no less interesting and thought-provoking...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101605/out_20051016014.shtml
Outdoors
The young have it tough

...so when food is scarce and hares are low. McIntyre said exposure to territorial adult eagles aggressively defending nest sites is a significant threat to the younger, inexperienced eagles. Most returning sub-adults spend their summers spread...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/103104/out_20041031035.shtml
Outdoors

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