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Alison Vilag pays attention for a living. She counts migrating ducks at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, near Paradise, Michigan. It’s key to getting a pulse on different bird populations. But for Alison, counting ducks is more than just science – it’s an escape from the expectations of others.
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Great Lakes Moment: Chemical contaminant in St. Lawrence River herring gull eggs traced to Detroit River-
“Although the rate that these contaminants are transported downstream is slow, the cumulative effect over years can cause measurable increases in fish and wildlife downstream.”
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Mallard duck populations are down about 16 to 17 percent since the early 2000s. New technology might help determine why.
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Conservation scientists at Toronto’s Tommy Thompson Park are studying and banding bird species who pass through during yearly migration.
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In a forest near Lake Michigan, two scientists attached a backpack tracking device to a merlin they’d lured into a net. The mission: help prevent the predatory species from gobbling up piping plovers — highly endangered shorebirds that nest nearby.
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Caspian terns are on Michigan’s threatened species list. Avian influenza is killing hundreds and hundreds of them on Lake Michigan islands.