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Bird Bits: Yellow marks the drop zone

...Center is home to one colony of barn swallows, although the birds also nest solitarily. At this colony, you can easily...under their nests, which can be easily avoided. After the birds have fledged, grown their flight feathers, you can watch...

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

...may refer to its abundance in the lower 48 states around marshes, wetland edges and brushy fields. Southeast Alaska is the birds' northern limit in Alaska.The witching male may sing from mid-level in deciduous trees, but when he breaks off song...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-25/bird-bits-who-masked-bird
Outdoors
Recent rescue @ the JRC: LONG-TAILED DUCKS

...ship docked in Juneau on May 1, the birds were transferred to the Juneau Raptor...Upon the ship's arrival in Juneau the birds were transferred to JRC's care...be found on these birds.CARE: The birds' feathers and beaks were cleaned...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-29/recent-rescue-jrc-long-tailed-ducks
Outdoors
Meet the birds of the Alaska Raptor Center

...rolled tables down the darkened, windowed (and, to the birds, invisible) hallway between two bald eagle habitats...western screech owl and a great horned owl. They try to let the birds heal in "as stress-free an environment as we can give...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-11-15/meet-birds-alaska-raptor-center
Outdoors
Live cam shows Arctic snowy owl, chicks

...tundra of northern Alaska."You're not able to watch the birds 24/7, even with 24 hours of daylight," he said by...owl is allowing Holt glimpses into the daily lives of the birds, like noting how many times a male will bring food to...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-04/live-cam-shows-arctic-snowy-owl-chic
Outdoors
Local businesses award young readers for book reviews during the Juneau Public Libraries' Summer Reading Program

...Grandmother's Pigeon" by Louise Erdrich. Ani wrotes, "One fascinating part of this book is when they figure out the birds are the last passenger pigeons that they know of." Jessica wrote, "One fascinating part of this book is when the boy...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-06-29/local-businesses-award-young-reader
Neighbors
One little cure

...9uyu8y12111111111111111111111111111111$eaz =-\."That's a message from the chinchilla on my laptop. It's not a metaphor. The birds, the bees, the cats and the dogs tend to get a little friskier this time of the year, and no one knows that better...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-09/one-little-cure
Local
On the Trails: Going to Granite Creek Basin

...lunch. There was still a fair amount of snow in the basin and the bushes were mostly pressed flat. All along the trail the birds were singing - hermit thrushes and varied thrushes and ruby-crowned kinglets in the trees, Wilson's warblers, fox...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-29/trails-going-granite-creek-basin
Outdoors
Animals go on a power trip

...increase of plastic yellow coils the company is placing on power lines, in the hopes that the bright visual cue will alert the birds to the lines in time.AEL&P has also considered burying power lines in certain portions of town where eagle numbers...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-13/animals-go-power-trip
Local
In the Stacks: New nonfiction for adults

...mistake. The village and part of the surrounding area are sucked up into the aurora while the villagers are taken away on the Birds' Path towards the realm of dreams. Hannu and Ville go (fairly unwillingly - Hannu doesn't really like people much...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-05-22/stacks-new-nonfiction-adults
Art

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