18 thoughts on “A Crazy Aussie and the Night Parrot

    1. Actually [ lowers binoculars adjusts floppy hat ] it was / is city folk that in large part drove the species protection in the U.S. In fact, that was a criticism of the movement for decades.

  1. [ My little, less dramatic story, I probably told before ]
    Common in Central America , rare in US

    Gray Hawk – © Ian Collier

    A great conservation story; 15 years ago there were only about 80 known nesting pairs in Southern Arizona.
    https://www.desertmuseum.org/visit/rff_gray.php

    True, but 30 years ago there were only three known nesting pairs in the US. All three of which were on the section of riparian area I worked at . I think at the timeof the incident I was still, –uhhhh, unpaid staff–
    One day the manager told me that if I saw any AZ G& F people around, to come get him. It seems that AG&F had a plan to grab eggs from these nesting pairs and raise them in captivity.
    The .org was against this idea. Don't know the actual legal parts, like if G&F coulda just done it and 'fuck y'all tree-huggers' . In any case , they ended up not doing it. Protecting and letting habitat return elsewhere seemed to have worked.

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