bird rescue http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Loons Are Rarest Nesting Bird In Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/loons-are-rarest-nesting-bird-wyoming <p>Loon populations in Wyoming have dropped to only 14 pairs and are the rarest nesting bird in the state, according to an initiative by the Biodiversity Research Institute based in Gorham, Maine.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The birds nest mainly in the northwest parts of Wyoming.&nbsp; Executive Director David Evers says loons need large lakes with islands for safe nesting.&nbsp; The initiative—known as “Restore the Call”—will use several innovative strategies to help loons feel less threatened.&nbsp; One way is nesting rafts.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:59:44 +0000 Melodie Edwards 60044 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Loons Are Rarest Nesting Bird In Wyoming Teton Port-o-Potty Owl Project gains ground http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/teton-port-o-potty-owl-project-gains-ground <p>Owls have been getting stuck inside portable toilets on public lands across the country… But, Grant Teton National Park has found an innovative way to protect them.</p><p>The first report of an owl stuck in a “Porta Potty” at Grand Teton National Park came from a land manager who was performing routine maintenance. He took a picture of the owl and sent it to Amy McCarthy, executive director of the Teton Raptor Center.</p><p>McCarthy says the photo and all of the anecdotal evidence gathered from across the country since then has been compelling.</p> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 00:17:51 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 45151 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Teton Port-o-Potty Owl Project gains ground