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  • Migratory game bird violations net 5

    October 25, 2012 7:28 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Two 23-year-old Vermilion Parish men have pleaded guilty in federal court for various migratory game bird violations. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Wednesday that Ryan Frederick, of Kaplan, and Dustin Fontenot, of Abbeville, entered the pleas Oct. 17 to taking over the daily... more »
  • Some landowners can get help starting bird habitats

    May 7, 2012 6:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Agricultural producers in 22 parishes may be eligible for financial assistance to create bird habitat on their land. A news release from Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain says the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is offering technical and financial assistance to agricultural producers in... more »
  • US Officials Conducting Dead Bird Study in Gulf

    August 7, 2011 2:29 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A new study being conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service aims to determine how many birds may have died during the Gulf oil spill last year. The Press-Register in Mobile ( ) reports that in the "Carcass Drift Study" funded by BP PLC, researchers... more »
  • St. Jude Early Bird Deadline Nearing!

    May 5, 2011 11:35 AM

    Hailey is a student at St. Genevieve in Lafayette. She is also a St. Jude patient. She was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in August of 2009, at which time she began a two-and-a-half year treatment protocol. St. Jude has discovered through nearly a half century of research that this... more »
  • Reported Number of Bird Deaths Grow on Gulf Coast

    July 23, 2010 7:19 AM

    sociated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The number of dead birds collected on the Gulf Coast has more than doubled in the past month as oil from BP's broken deepwater well continues to wash up on islands and beaches rich in bird colonies. Officials say 2,599 dead birds had... more »
  • Oil Hits Louisiana's Largest Seabird Nesting Area

    July 15, 2010 7:29 AM

    Biologists say oil has smeared at least 300-400 pelicans and hundreds of terns in the largest seabird nesting area along the Louisiana coast - marking a sharp and sudden escalation in wildlife harmed by BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The finding underscores that official tallies of birds impacted... more »
  • Bird Rehab Center Moving Out of Hurricane Zone

    July 5, 2010 10:07 AM

    FORT JACKSON, La. (AP) - A center where birds oiled by the BP spill have been cleaned is being moved about 100 miles inland to Hammond, La. Officials of the oil spill joint command center said the move will put the facility out of the coastal hurricane danger zone. Hammond... more »
  • Rescued Animal Count From Oil Spill

    May 31, 2010 5:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says 69 oiled birds have been brought to rescue centers along the Gulf of Mexico, with 53 treated in Louisiana. It says crews have found a total of 494 dead birds, but at least 348... more »
  • More Reports of Oiled Birds

    May 25, 2010 7:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The number of oiled birds and aquatic animals is rising as the Gulf of Mexico oil spill expands. A Twitter message Tuesday from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports 67 calls and sightings of dead or oiled aquatic animals. It says the count... more »
  • Broussard Resident Helps Bird in Venice

    May 21, 2010 8:48 PM

    The Crude Disaster gives one Acadiana resident a fishing trip she won't soon forget. Broussard resident, Windy Maitreme saw firsthand what the oil is doing to Louisiana's coast. "It's devastating to see the oil, merky brown... You can definitely see the oil in the water. As far as we... more »
  • La.'s State Bird Imperiled by Oil

    May 19, 2010 9:15 AM

    CALIFORNIA BAY, La. (AP) - Hounded by hunters and fishermen, driven to near-extinction by chemical pollution, the brown pelican has survived a century of human abuse - only to face another challenge from the giant oil spill threatening to devastate the Gulf of Mexico marine environment. The odd-looking seabird with... more »
  • Release of Oil Impacted Bird

    May 14, 2010 7:04 PM

    Officials from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) released one Green Heron this morning at the Sherburne Wildlife Management Area (WMA) on the northern edge of the Atchafalaya Basin. The release of this oil impacted bird brings the total to... more »
  • Oiled Bird 1st to be Treated at Ala. Rescue Center

    May 14, 2010 9:41 AM

    FORT JACKSON, La. (AP) - Bird rescue workers say a royal tern found on a Mississippi barrier island is the first oiled bird to be treated at a rescue center in Alabama. Jay Holcomb, spokesman for the rescue groups, says it was caught on Horn Island and brought Wednesday to... more »
  • A Second Bird Found Covered in Oil

    May 4, 2010 4:41 PM

    FORT JACKSON, La. (AP) - A second bird has been found in the Gulf of Mexico oil slick and is recovering at a bird rescue center in Louisiana. National Wildlife Federation president and CEO Larry Schweiger said Tuesday that a brown pelican was being cared... more »
  • First Bird Found Coated with Oil

    April 30, 2010 3:50 PM

    FORT JACKSON, La. (AP) - Rescue crews are cleaning the first bird found coated with oil that's been spewing from a sunken rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Quantcast Workers with Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research, which is based in Delaware, are using Dawn blue dishwashing soap to scrub... more »
  • Donna Greenwell pleads to selling children

    February 23, 2010 7:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana woman has pleaded guilty to selling two children for a cockatoo and $175 in what her attorney called an attempt to do a good thing that went wrong. "It was a really clumsy attempt at an adoption proceeding," said Steve Sikich, attorney for Donna... more »
  • New Trial Date Set In 'Bird for Child' Swap Case

    November 13, 2009 5:55 PM

    A new trial date has been set for a woman accused of swapping two children in her care in exchange for a pet bird and $175. Donna Greenwell's trial was originally set for Monday, but the parish Clerk of Court's Office says the new trial date is February 22. The... more »
  • Romero's plead guilty in bird-children swap

    October 15, 2009 7:43 AM

    VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana couple admitted giving an exotic bird to a woman in exchange for two children, a district attorney said Wednesday. Paul and Brandy Romero, of Eunice, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of sale of a minor child, Evangeline Parish District Attorney Trent Brignac's... more »

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