Fish raining from Texarkana sky came from nervous birds, study says

Fish raining from Texarkana sky came from nervous birds, study says

TEXARKANA, Texas (KTAL/KMSS)— A pair of researchers has an alternative explanation for the “raining fish” phenomenon last year in Texarkana that draw national fascination. According to a study conducted by a pair of independent researchers, it was not a waterspout that dumped fish across a four-mile swath of Texarkana on December 29, 2021. It was … Read more

Search for a ‘bird of happiness’ with ‘Halcyon Journey’ author Marina Richie | Montana News

Search for a ‘bird of happiness’ with ‘Halcyon Journey’ author Marina Richie |  Montana News

Walking undeterred through thick brush and downed trees alongside Rattlesnake Creek, Marina Richie grinned and proclaimed: “This is the kingfisher mansion.” Richie, 63, was referring to a section of eroded riverbank a few miles north of downtown Missoula where a mating pair of belted kingfishers — the only pair she’s aware of in that area … Read more

Targeting protected nongame birds and protected ground squirrels is illegal | Idaho

Targeting protected nongame birds and protected ground squirrels is illegal |  Idaho

Summer is a popular time of year, not just for recreational shooters but for some ground squirrels and protected nongame birds nesting in Idaho’s flatlands Temperatures are starting to climb and the days are long, and that’s good news for recreational shooters looking to get out of city limits to shoot guns. Summer is a … Read more

Avian flu detected in wild birds in the southern Willamette Valley, more domestic poultry test positive Risk to human health is low; do not feed waterfowl and protect your poultry

Avian flu detected in wild birds in the southern Willamette Valley, more domestic poultry test positive Risk to human health is low;  do not feed waterfowl and protect your poultry

May 18, 2022 SALEM, Ore.—Several Canada goose goslings collected from Alton Baker Park in Eugene have tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), and a larger outbreak is suspected as more sick and dead waterfowl have been observed at the park. A red-tailed hawk from Eugene and an osprey collected from Dorena Reservoir (east … Read more

Fish and Game officials remind recreational shooters that target protected nongame birds and protected ground squirrels is illegal

Fish and Game officials remind recreational shooters that target protected nongame birds and protected ground squirrels is illegal

Temperatures are starting to climb and the days are long, and that’s good news for recreational shooters looking to get out of city limits to shoot guns. Summer is a popular season for recreational shooters across the state, but it’s also a critical time of year for some nongame bird species that nest in, or … Read more