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Ferruginous Hawk Gallery

“This was definitely my most memorable moment…the tenderness of the parents towards their young, the little ones energy and eagerness all backdropped by a beautiful sunset…it was a heartfelt scene to say the least, that touched me so deeply I drove away crying, tears of beauty, tears of gratitude.” – Calley Lovett

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International Crane Foundation Visits Malheur

During the first week of August 2022, several staff from the North America Programs at the International Crane Foundation (ICF) visited Malheur NWR, as part of a grand tour of Sandhill crane breeding and stopover sites in the Pacific NW.

The ICF works worldwide to conserve cranes and the ecosystems, watersheds, and flyways on which they depend. Most of the world’s cranes are rare, endangered, or in decline; however, the remarkable recovery of Sandhill Cranes is a story of true conservation success.

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Refuge in Transition

Written by Suzanne Simons/ Photo by Dan Streiffert Flocks of birds and people disappear overnight. Tundra swans, snow geese, birders, volunteers. It’s disorienting. Squawking, raucous

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Light & Life

Life & Light By Alice Elshoff Remember that line from the Emily Dickenson poem, “There is a certain slant of light on winter afternoons” Well,

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Malheur: Seeking Balance

By Julie Burchstead Cover: Avocets and Yellow-headed Blackbird in Marshall Pond by Julie Burchstead As a girl, growing up in NW Oregon, curious about all

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