Beaks and Bills

  June 2016

The Neotropicals Have Returned

by Joe Meche By the time you read this column in early June, the majority of our winter birds will have departed, winging their way to northern and eastern breeding grounds. The sea and bay ducks, loons, and grebes donned … Continue reading

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  June 2016

Lake Whatcom Update: Decline of Water Quality Accelerates

by April Markiewicz The latest Lake Whatcom Monitoring Report by Matthews et al. (2016) is rife with terms like “atypical,” “unusual,” “not observed (before) in Lake Whatcom,” “the highest levels recorded at that site in 17 years,” and “unlike any … Continue reading

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  June 2016

Cherry Point is Far From Safe

by Fred Felleman The Salish Sea was just given a reprieve. We are indebted to the Lummi Nation for exercising their Treaty rights that resulted in the U.S. Army Corps protecting the Cherry Point Reach in their May 9 permit … Continue reading

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  June 2016

Homeless in Bellingham

Dennis Crawford, 52, a resident of Bellingham, Washington, sits on the door stoop he was occupying as of Jan. 10, 2016. Dennis’s favorite part about living in Bellingham is the support system between people living on the streets. ______________________________ Anita … Continue reading

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