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Migratory Birds

Tips for springtime backyard birdfeeding

Tips for springtime backyard birdfeeding

What makes spring such a special time to observe the birds? First, you have a chance to see birds that are not in your area at other times of the year. Migrating birds that you would not normally see in your yard may pass through and visit your feeder or your birdbath to replenish themselves…

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Crow tribal official, relative get probation in bird trafficking case

A federal judge has sentenced a Crow tribal legislator and his relative to probation for conspiring to traffic eagles and migratory birds.

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2 charged with eagle trafficking

Two Big Horn County men suspected of trafficking in eagles and migratory birds appeared in U.S. District Court in Billings on Tuesday.

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California man admits dealing in bird feathers

A former Lame Deer resident now living in California admitted to dealing in migratory bird parts, including eagle and hawk feathers.

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Energy company admits misdemeanors in bird deaths

A Denver-based energy company admitted to federal  misdemeanor charges and was sentenced Wednesday after migratory birds died in oil field ponds operated by one of its subsidiaries, Nance Petroleum Inc. of Billings.

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Wyola man admits eagle trafficking

Wyola resident Ernie Lemuel Stewart admitted Wednesday that he baited eagles, killed them and sold their carcasses for thousands of dollars.

February 08, 2012 2:27 pmLoading…
2 admit charges in eagle trafficking case

2 admit charges in eagle trafficking case

Two men accused in a probe of illegal eagle and migratory bird trafficking admitted charges Friday in U.S. District Court in Billings.

January 27, 2012 5:00 pm Photos

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Chuck Neal's habitat

Chuck Neal's habitat

Chuck Neal describes the flora and fauna he has recorded in his yard, which consists only of plants native to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

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Mountain ash

Mountain ash

Neal has planted more than 35 species of plants native to the Northern Rocky Mountain region, including this mountain ash.

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Pools of water

Pools of water

Small pools of water contribute to the web of life in Chuck Neal’s yard by attracting insects and birds.

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Certified urban ecosystem

Certified urban ecosystem

The National Wildlife Federation certified Chuck Neal’s yard as official wildlife habitat, even though it sits in an urban setting.

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Shaded canopy

Shaded canopy

The overhead canopy helps shade the lower levels of Chuck Neal’s backyard habitat, which he says shows on a small scale the fragmentation occurring around the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

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Canadian woman released pending trial in migratory bird trafficking case

Canadian woman released pending trial in migratory bird trafficking case

A federal judge on Tuesday released a Canadian woman who is facing charges related to illegal trafficking of migratory birds on the Crow Reservation.

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Groups look to balance Wyoming's conservation needs with energy

Groups look to balance Wyoming's conservation needs with energy

CODY, Wyo. — A petroleum engineer with a Texas-based oil company told a group of conservationists Wednesday night that energy companies could agree to the protection of certain public lands if drilling were allowed to go forward in other areas of the Bighorn Basin.

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