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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

With millions of birds on their way from the Arctic and subarctic and the drought cutting critical wetlands to as little as one-sixth, the field is one of the first to come on line this fall under a new program of "pop-up" habitats.

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, a Least Sandpiper forages for food in a rice field near Knights Landing, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-sixth, threatening the habitat of migrating birds along the Pacific Flyway. Th…

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, a White-faced Ibis forages for food in a rice field near Knights Landing, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-sixth, threatening the habitat of migrating birds along the Pacific Flyway. T…

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, a pair of White-Faced Ibis, left, and a Egret forage for food in a rice field of the Montna Farms near Yuba City, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-sixth, threatening the habitat of mig…

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, a group of Long-Billed Dowitchers fly low over the water of a rice field near Knights Landing, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-sixth, threatening the habitat of migrating birds along …

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, a group of White-Faced Ibis forage for food in a recently harvested rice field that is being refilled with water on the Montna Farms near Yuba City, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-si…

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, Simon Avery, left, and Greg Golet, both of the Nature Conservancy, observe birds foraging in a rice field near Knights Landing, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-sixth, threatening the …

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, Ring-billed Gulls, three on the left, and Caspian Terns, right, are seen in a rice field near Knights Landing, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-sixth, threatening the habitat of migrat…

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Six unsung worthies of an ecological garden

Layering plants is essential to creating a garden of interest to people and of value to wildlife

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Feds seek extra holding space for Western mustangs

Animal welfare activists slam feds for seeking holding space for wild horses.

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