News and links about birds, birding, and the environment.
- The city council in Cambridge, Maryland, has approved the Blackwater development project. This project would install 2,700 homes, a convention center, a hotel, a retail complex, and a golf course on 1,080 acres - all very close to the Little Blackwater River and the Blackwater NWR, an important bird area. The project still needs approval from the state Critical Area Commission because much of the development lies within 1,000 feet of the river. For background on the project, see the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Friends of Blackwater.
- Warmer winters are causing trouble for Grey Jays, which survive in part by storing frozen food. (Via BirderBlog.)
- A Great White Heron, a color morph of the Great Blue Heron that is native to Florida, was discovered at the Eastern Neck NWR on Sunday. See photos here.
- A bigger find, a Western Reef-Heron, has been spotted in Maine after it first surfaced farther north. See the Stokes blog for pictures.
- Wildbird on the Fly has an interview with Kenn Kaufman.