Rainy Day Reads: Words I do not know

...another Greek word meaning "without birds" because the crater gave off noxious fumes which theoretically killed all the birds that flew over it. The term avernus in ancient times became used for any location that gave off such poisonous vapors...
Oil spreads across 9 miles of Pacific, fouls beaches

...Yang, of Indianapolis, who was hoping to find cleaner beaches in Santa Barbara, about 20 miles away. "I'm sad for the birds - if they lose their habitat."The toll on wildlife was not immediately known, but biologists tallied dead fish and...
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The fifth annual Yakutat Tern Festival kicks off May 28

...making presentations. Activities include:? Learn about the birds of the Tongass National Forest from Wildlife Biologist Brian Logan. This seminar will focus on the birds found in Yakutat as well as the status of songbird monitoring...
Celebrate with us, Juneau

...Appreciation Day to the raptor center. Visitors riding the tram will also be able to see an educational presentation with the birds during the event.Flora noted that the tram's gift shop, Raven Eagle Gifts & Gallery, is offering a 20-percent...
'Singer in the stream' offers glimpse into the life of dippers

...dippers in Juneau.There are dippers out at Mendenhall Glacier, along Sheep Creek and many other places in Juneau where the birds can fish. Local naturalist Bob Armstrong also has videos of them foraging underwater on his website, www.naturebob...
Pull! Trap shooters start Juneau Trap Team for youth

...I think it's actually very fun," she said. Fellow ten-year-old Kai Schmidt agreed. "It's just fun to see the birds explode before your eyes," he said.Kids ran concessions at the gun club all winter long to raise money, which will...
Celebrating the birds of the Stikine

...beginning of May, Wrangell celebrated its 18th annual Stikine River Birding Festival, meant both to increase awareness of the birds that travel thousands of miles to rest, breed or feed on the Stikine, and to rev up the town's economy in a slow season...
Alaskans can help answer 'Where have all the rusty blackbirds gone?'

...are a great way to help answer important questions about the birds that flood back to Alaska each spring," said Beth Peluso...years, scientists have made great strides in understanding the bird's breeding and wintering ecology, some of the threats...
My enemy: the buzz of the bird

The yellow house. It was beautiful. Way out Rink Creek in Gustavus. As if Gustavus isn't small enough as is, I lived seven miles outside the center of town. In the winters we were isolated down the long dirt road.
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...


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