:: The American Kestrel population in the Yukon has dropped 90 percent over the past decade
:: Jonathan Franzen was interviewed earlier this week on CBC Radio’s morning show The Current about the slaughter of songbirds in the Mediterranean.
:: The 2013 State of the Birds Report is out, with particular attention to private lands
:: How much do you know about goldfinches? Take the quiz at Bird Watcher’s Digest.
:: Atlantic Puffins on Farne Islands in Britain have had an 8 percent increase in breeding pairs since the last census in 2008
:: The Rufous-necked Wood Rail in New Mexico has its own Twitter account, which you can follow at @NMWoodRail
:: A new study estimates that about 573,000 birds were killed by wind farms last year
Great posts in birding blogs this week:
:: From Dan at Calgary Birds: Reflections on an Alberta Big Day – Lessons learned and lifers heard (I was able to meet Dan and David last month just before their big day started)