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Nest-apalooza: 30,000 pelicans return to ND refuge

July 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK About 30,000 American white pelicans have returned to south central North Dakota, nesting at a guano-rich island known as North America’s largest refuge, federal Fish and Wildlife Service said. Continue Reading

Southern Minnesota farmer fined $12,500, ordered to community service for decimating pelican nests

February 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A southern Minnesota farmer has been fined $12,500 and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service in a wildlife program for a rampage last spring in which he destroyed thousands of white pelican eggs and chicks. A federal wildlife agent said the incident was one of the largest “illegal bird takes” in the nation. Continue Reading

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Gulf spill may have hurt Minn. loons, pelicans

January 7, 2011 in INFORUM

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. Most of Minnesota’s adult loons and pelicans had flown north before last year’s Gulf oil spill struck, but many of their offspring remained behind in the slick. Continue Reading