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Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz

Posted on Feb 26, 2014

Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz

I am posting the following as a member of the International Rusty Blackbird Working Group, an affiliation I have had for several years as they are one of my favorite bird species. They’re also in tremendous trouble and very few people know about it. Have you heard a squeaky-hinge song lately, or seen a flash of rust-tipped feathers under a bright yellow eye? Although occasionally overlooked as “just another blackbird,” Rusty Blackbirds face an unfortunate and remarkable notoriety: this species has endured a decline more severe than that of any other once-common landbird. In March of...

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