Pepper Trail has written an article for audubon.org regarding the growing threat to hummingbirds from the illegal trade in hummingbird love charms - ‘chuparosas’ - that are believed to imbue romantic powers. Read the article here: https://www.audubon.org/news/the-illegal-trade-these-love-charms-growing-threat-hummingbirds
Pepper Trail has written an article on audubon.org regarding the Growing Disaster for Waterfowl in the Klamath Basin. "Some of the continent’s most important wetland habitat is drying up. Without urgent action, we may be witnessing the death of a flyway." Read the article here: https://www.audubon.org/news/the-klamath-basins-water-crisis-growing-disaster-waterfowl
This article, authored by Nate Trimble and Pepper Trail, appeared in the November 2021 edition of the Jefferson Journal: https://www.ijpr.org/wildfire/2021-11-24/birds-and-the-burn-effects-of-the-almeda-fire
For those who are interested in what's happening at Ashland Pond, here is the latest... https://www.ashland.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=18159&fbclid=IwAR0UgTDq3uXm3O1r-rwsODh-uWaLWZrilhYlGZMQKDsAKTiAO1gUkTlOGoI
Jefferson Public Radio has published an article by Pepper Trail on last summer's catastrophic botulism outbreak. You can find it here: https://www.ijpr.org/environment-energy-and-transportation/2021-03-15/a-predictable-tragedy-avian-botulism-in-the-klamath-basin-national-wildlife-refuges.
The Rogue Valley Audubon Society, in partnership with the Klamath Bird Observatory, Rogue River Watershed Council, the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy, and southern Oregon birders are coming together to monitor changes in the Bear Creek bird community as riparian vegetation recovers from recent fires, alterations are made to the Greenway to reduce fire risk, and [...]