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Birds, Hawks And Hanging Out In Nature

Aug 14, 2020
Cooper's Hawk in Maine.
Fyn Kynd / Flickr

This episode originally aired on Aug. 10, 2020.

They terrorize the patrons of backyard bird feeders. No matter where you live in the United States, the likely suspect is either a Cooper’s Hawk or Sharp Shinned Hawk.

A federal judge in New York struck down a Trump administration decision to scale back U.S. government protections for migratory birds. The change by the administration would have allowed companies that accidentally kill migratory birds during the course of their work no longer to face the possibility of criminal prosecution.

In a 31-page document, U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni cited the novel To Kill a Mockingbird to support her decision.

Birds, Hawks And Hanging Out In Nature

Aug 10, 2020
Cooper's Hawk in Maine.
Fyn Kynd / Flickr

They terrorize the patrons of backyard bird feeders. No matter where you live in the United States, the likely suspect is either a Cooper’s Hawk or Sharp Shinned Hawk.

Ohio's bald eagle population is making a strong comeback, according to the 2020 nest census from the Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

Bald eagles were once almost wiped out of Ohio. Now, the state has more than 220 nesting pairs.
Jim Kaftan

On a recent weekday morning, Ohio Division of Wildlife biologist Laura Kearns used her binoculars to spot a bald eagles’ nest high in the tree branches on Columbus’ Northwest Side.

The Trump administration is proposing a regulatory change to ensure that companies that accidentally kill migratory birds during the course of their operations will no longer face the possibility of criminal prosecution.

Wildlife protection groups are decrying the proposal as an attempt to rip the teeth out of a century-old law that protects migratory birds, while industry groups say they have long been hamstrung by the threat of legal action.

Birds And Climate Change

Dec 30, 2019
White-throated sparrow
MIKE'S BIRDS / Flickr

Nearly two-thirds of North America’s birds could be at risk of extinction due to climate change.

According to a report from the National Audubon Society, if the global temperature rise by 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit by the year 2100, 389 species of birds around the continent will be at risk for extinction. 

Bird Rescue And Rehabilitation In Ohio

Dec 27, 2019
Dick Daniels / Wikimedia Commons

Naturalist, artist and writer Julie Zickefoose in May 2017 took on the role of savior to a sick and orphaned baby Blue Jay.

In her new memoir, Zickefoose recalls the process of saving and then releasing the Jay, and also how the jay she named Jemima saved her in return. 

A proposed wind energy project off the coast of Lake Erie is facing a lawsuit from two birding organizations. The groups allege not enough research has been done to determine the project’s environmental impact.

Birds And Climate Change

Nov 8, 2019
Mike's Birds / Flickr

Nearly two-thirds of North America’s birds could be at risk of extinction due to climate change.

According to a report from the National Audubon Society, if the global temperature rise by 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit by the year 2100, 389 species of birds around the continent will be at risk for extinction. 

In Ohio, we could see as many as 19 species of birds disappear by 2080 if the warming climate continues to persist.

Today on All Sides, climate change and its impact on birds. 

 

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Birds And Climate Change

Oct 17, 2019
Mike's Birds / Flickr

Nearly two-thirds of North America’s birds could be at risk of extinction due to climate change.

According to a report from the National Audubon Society, if the global temperature rise by 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit by the year 2100, 389 species of birds around the continent will be at risk for extinction. 

In Ohio, we could see as many as 19 species of birds disappear by 2080 if the warming climate continues to persist.

Today on All Sides, climate change and its impact on birds. 

 

Guests:

Brutus, an Eastern screech owl, shown off at an Audubon event on Oct. 10, 2019.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

New research from the National Audubon Society finds two-thirds of North American birds are at risk of extinction due to climate change.

Over the past half-century, North America has lost more than a quarter of its entire bird population, or around 3 billion birds.

That's according to a new estimate published in the journal Science by researchers who brought together a variety of information that has been collected on 529 bird species since 1970.

Bird Rescue And Rehabilitation In Ohio

Sep 19, 2019
Dick Daniels / Wikimedia Commons

Naturalist, artist and writer Julie Zickefoose in May 2017 took on the role of savior to a sick and orphaned baby Blue Jay.

In her new memoir, Zickefoose recalls the process of saving and then releasing the Jay, and also how the Jay she named Jemima saved her back. 

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: Julie Zickefoose talks about her new book, "Saving Jemima: Life and Love with a Hard-Luck Jay." 

  

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A new hybrid bird species has been spotted around parks in northeast Ohio.

The bird is a type of warbler resulting from mating between Cerulean Warblers and Northern Parulas.

Park Ranger Ryan Trimbath was the first to spot the bird in 2014 while he was working for the Summit Metro Parks in Deep Lock Quarry.

He says the experience has opened his mind to when people claim to see new species.

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