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2008-06-21 15:00:00

By Jennifer Rich, Destin Log, Fla. Jun. 21--Volunteers with the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge have decided not to bury their heads in the sand about the slew of birds that keep walking off buildings in Destin.

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2008-06-16 12:30:00

A major initiative to create alternative nesting sites for the largest colony of Caspian terns in the world – and to help protect juvenile salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River – is finding early success.


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2005-06-08 15:02:02

The Little Tern (Sterna albifrons) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. The North American race, S. a. antillarum, is sometimes considered a separate species, Least Tern, Sterna antillarum. The Little Tern breeds on the coasts and inland waterways of temperate and tropical Europe, Asia and North America. It is migratory and winters in the subtropical and tropical oceans as far south as Peru and Brazil (Least Tern), South Africa and Australia. This colonial species breeds on gravel...

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Word of the Day
tapinage
  • The act of lurking; skulking about; hiding; keeping from sight.
The word 'tapinage' comes French 'se tapir' meaning 'to crouch, squat'.