Posts tagged: grasshopper sparrow

Say Hello to the First Florida Grasshopper Sparrows Born in Captivity

  Tiny, pink, and bald all over, these babies are making conservation history. Now here’s a cause for celebration that’s both tiny in size, but huge in importance: The world’s first captive-raised Florida Grasshopper Sparrow chicks just arrived at the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation (RSCF) in Loxahatchee, Florida. The four baby birds are big news, mainly because there are […]

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Altamont Pass – Good for Renewable Energy, Bad for Birds

California entrepreneurs saw potential in the gusty winds that blew out at the Altamont Pass, between the Central Valley and Bay Area. By the mid-’80s, the Altamont was the country’s biggest wind farm. To many, the turbines were more than a new technology. They were symbols of hope, a sign of progress and a world […]