Bald eagles were removed from the Oregon endangered species list in 2012. New logging rules would relax protections for the raptors.
Despite a government program that supplies Indian tribes with eagle feathers for ceremonies, high demand feeds a thriving black market.
Not a single chick has survived this year at the world's largest colony of Caspian terns. Researchers call it "complete colony failure." Meanwhile, on the very same island in the mouth of the Columbia River, the world's largest double-crested cormorant colony also faces mass nest collapse.