American Wind Industry Wildlife Biologist Fined in Unlawful Eagle Handling

A Southern California wildlife biologist sentenced for handling eagles without a license may have performed similar tasks for wind power companies while he was unlicensed. John David Bittner, who runs the Ramona-based Wildlife Research Institute, was sentenced to three years probation and a $7,500 fine for violations of the federal Bald and Golden Eagle Protection […]

Scottish Natural Heritage: Scottish Ospreys help Spain reintroduction

Twelve young Scottish Osprey have been released on the north Spanish coast near Bilbao, as the first stage of a five-year project to restore breeding Ospreys to the Basque Country. Last year, the Biscay Regional Council and the Urdaibai Bird Center asked Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) for permission for the project. SNH issued a special […]

Isle of Skye Hen Harriers 2013

Breeding Report for Hen Harriers on the Isle of Skye by Bob McMillan

[singlepic id=235 w=320 h=240 float=left]Last year’s breeding season found a significant decline in breeding numbers from the normal 8-10 pairs to around 5 known pairs. The 2013 breeding season commenced with a number of pairs present, but again low numbers, […]