Are Peregrine Falcons Still Endangered?

In the 1960’s, the peregrine falcon population was virtually wiped out.
Today, there are about 2 hundred pairs living east of the Rocky
Mountains. The federal government says the species is no longer in
danger. But as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Karen Kelly reports,
biologists who work with these birds disagree:

Bald Eagle Birth for All to See

Most people surf the web for things like stock prices, chat rooms and
pornography. But a bird enthusiast in upstate New York is hoping to
catch their attention another way. He’s using a website to share the
birth of baby eagles with the rest of the world. The Great Lakes Radio
Consortium’s Karen Kelly reports.

Warmer Winters Drive Songbirds North

Each year, many of us look forward to the return of familiar birds at
the feeder. But a new study has found warmer temperatures are causing
birds like chickadees and larks to find new homes. The Great Lakes Radio
Consortium’s Karen Kelly reports:

Whooping Cranes Find a Home

Wisconsin could become the first state in the eastern U-S to host a
nesting area for migrating whooping cranes. The Great Lakes Radio
Consortium’s Chuck Quirmbach reports:

Bird Repellant

  • Birds roost in nooks and crannies of ornate buildings such as the Illinois capitol. Cleaning up their droppings and repairing damage they cause costs tens of millions of dollars each year.

Armed with spikes, electronic devices, cages, and cannons… building
maintenance supervisors across the nation try to protect their buildings
from being invaded. If they fail, the cost could be damage to the
building or to property inside. The Great Lakes Radio
Consortium’s Lester Graham reports:

Counting Birds Becoming Christmas Tradition

Christmas is a time for tradition. For tens of thousands of bird lovers,
the highlight of the season is the National Audubon Society’s annual
Christmas Bird Count. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Karen Kelly
reports on how this century-old tradition has changed many people’s
perspective on birds – and Christmas:

Bald Eagle Reproduction

Bald eagles living near Lake Superior aren’t reproducing as frequentlyas those who nest on inland lakes. A new study blames the lack of foodrather than contaminated fish…and one of the study’s authors says policymakers should take note. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s ChuckQuirmbach has more: