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Column: Mightier than the Sword: Notes on Writing: Stoned Birds

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In March of 2021, the progressive state of New York became the 17th in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana. It seems a little late in the game considering conservative Montana legalized it before New York, but I suppose better late than never.  I currently reside in Oregon, which legalized the drug in 2015, becoming the fourth state to do […]

Bird Breeding Atlas Volunteers Finish Second Year of Work

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The New York State Breeding Bird Atlas III project has now completed two years of effort, with volunteer birders documenting 218 species confirmed breeding within the confines of New York State, including confirmation of successful breeding of a rare species in and around Aurora.

No Bird Mortality Illness Detected in New York

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In a joint statement on July 14 from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, it was stated that people could take down feeders as a precaution, but it was not a recommendation, due to the lack of confirmed cases in New York State. People are encouraged to at least clean the bird feeders and bird baths.

Kunze’s Korner: Addressing the mysterious bird disease

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At this point, bird scientists have ruled out several of the most likely diseases that could be causing bird mortality, such as salmonella. That’s why this disease is mysterious.  Bird enthusiast Hans Kunze shares thoughts and recommendations on common-sense measures backyard bird feeders can take to help.