Date: 7/23/17 7:08 pm
From: Liz Jaggers <liz.jaggers...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Birding in Texas: some warnings
For those interested in voicing their opposition to the wall to help save the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge, there is a petition at this link:
>> https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/save-santa-ana-wildlife-refuge
>>
>> Best,
>> Liz


> On Jul 22, 2017, at 11:06 AM, Bill Whan <billwhan...> wrote:
>
> I know a lot of Ohio birders have seen the extravagant birdlife of the
> Rio Grande River along the US/Mexican border. American park properties
> along the river like Santa Ana NWR used to offer an opportunity to do
> some excellent birding along their luxuriant habitats. I am seeing a lot
> of complaints from birders who are being denied access to excellent US
> property in the parks, along with the destruction of bird habitats; see
> for example some posts on today's Missouri listserve
> (http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=1311805&MLID=MO&MLNM=Missouri)
> that describe the new efforts by the Trump administration to build a
> wall along the US/Mexico border. Or check the 20 July Texas list
> http://birding.aba.org/maillist/TX to see what birders there think of
> the Wall's construction. This is not just a stupid plan to seal off the
> US, but a more important destruction of a significant chain of riparian
> habitats in an arid area that is otherwise not attractive to
> semitropical birds. See what you think.
> Bill Whan
> Columbus
>
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