A male tricolored blackbird takes flight on Don Bransford’s farm near Williams. A plunge in tricolored blackbird populations in the Central Valley has conservationists and dairy farmers working together in a plan that allows farmers to get federal dollars if they delay harvest of their grain crop to allow young blackbirds to leave the nests on their farmland.
A male tricolored blackbird takes flight on Don Bransford’s farm near Williams. A plunge in tricolored blackbird populations in the Central Valley has conservationists and dairy farmers working together in a plan that allows farmers to get federal dollars if they delay harvest of their grain crop to allow young blackbirds to leave the nests on their farmland. Lezlie Sterling Sacramento Bee file
A male tricolored blackbird takes flight on Don Bransford’s farm near Williams. A plunge in tricolored blackbird populations in the Central Valley has conservationists and dairy farmers working together in a plan that allows farmers to get federal dollars if they delay harvest of their grain crop to allow young blackbirds to leave the nests on their farmland. Lezlie Sterling Sacramento Bee file

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December 16, 2014 7:19 PM

Endangered tricolor blackbird’s fate entwined with dairy industry

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