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Great Lewis's Woodpecker and Peregine Falcon videos

OPB recently showed two very interesting videos.

One of Oregon’s native birds, the Lewis’s Woodpecker is in trouble because of loss of habitat. Meet a member of the East Cascade Audubon Society who has made it her mission to help these birds.

In 1970 experts couldn’t find a single peregrine falcon in Oregon. 40 years later they are off the endangered species list thanks partly to a large number of nests right in the city of Portland, many on the largest, noisiest bridges. The falcons still face threats from intentional illegal hunting. The Audubon Society of Portland tracks and bands chicks born each year.

Continue reading to see the two videos:

Lewis's Woodpeckers video

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Peregrine Falcon video

(If the video doesn't work, click on the header above to watch on the OPB website)