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Oregon Ducks Open Willie Taggart Era With A Bang

AP | Sept. 3, 2017 10:25 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

The Willie Taggart era at Oregon got off to a fast start with Tony Brooks-James' 100-yard touchdown return on the opening kickoff against Southern Utah. Fitting for a team that's (still) known for speed.

Arts | Music

opbmusic’s Monday Mix: Broken Social Scene, Slow Dancer, The Mynabirds

opbmusic | July 24, 2017 12:15 p.m.

This week we feature a Canadian supergroup, a heartfelt love song, and a fierce, politically-charged rocker.

Flora and Fauna | Agriculture | Communities | Fish & Wildlife | News | Environment | local | Water

Birds Take Backseat To Fish, Farms In The Klamath Basin

OPB/EarthFix | July 24, 2017 6 a.m. | Merrill, Oregon

There’s always a bird – or 20 –  in sight at Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge. But really, there should be many, many more.

News | Environment | local | Fish & Wildlife

Biologists Say It's Too Soon To Know How Killing Barred Owls Affects Spotted Owls

Capital Press | April 18, 2017 2:07 p.m.

Spotted owl populations have continued to decline rapidly, while larger, more aggressive barred owls take over spotted owl territory in Oregon, Washington and California.

Politics | History | Fish & Wildlife | News | Environment | local

Meadowlark's Days May Be Numbered As Oregon's State Bird

OPB | April 6, 2017 4:06 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

When it comes to Oregon's state bird, it could soon be out with the meadowlark and in with the osprey.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment | local | Animals

Urban Sprawl Forcing Pacific Northwest Songbirds To 'Divorce'

Northwest News Network | Feb. 10, 2017 2:47 p.m.

Urban development is encroaching on forests and impacting the love lives of some songbirds in the Pacific Northwest.

Environment | Agriculture | Water | Fish & Wildlife

Conservation Groups Sue To Get More Water To Klamath Wildlife Refuges

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 18, 2017 6:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The five refuges straddling the Oregon-California border comprise some of the most important migratory bird habitat on the West Coast. Conservation groups saying they're being shorted on water.

News | Environment | local | Energy

Northwest Land Managers Roll Out Mining Limits As Obama Term Nears Conclusion

OPB | Dec. 30, 2016 4:49 p.m. | Portland

As the clock ticks down on the Obama administration, federal land managers released a flurry of rules Friday focused on mining in the Northwest.

Environment | Fish & Wildlife

Building A Better Birdhouse: Creating Shelter For Swifts As Old Chimneys Disappear

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 18, 2016 8:30 a.m. | Albany, Oregon

Vaux's swifts are losing their roosting habitat as old chimneys get demolished. Bird advocates are testing out a homemade replacement in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Sustainability | Environment

Catio Tour Promotes Safe Backyard Habitat For Cats and Birds

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 13, 2016 10:01 a.m. | Portland

More than 1,200 people signed up for this year's tour of Portland's catios – enclosed outdoor patios that aim to protect both cats and backyard wildlife.

News | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | local | Animals | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Malheur Refuge Headquarters Will Remain Closed During Trial

OPB | Sept. 3, 2016 1:51 p.m. | Portland

The headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge could remain closed for the rest of the year. It’s been closed since the armed occupation in January.

Music | Arts | NW Life | local

Futurebirds And Full-Body Tie-Dye At Pickathon

opbmusic | Aug. 6, 2016 10:34 a.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon

Southern psych rockers Futurebirds donned full-body tie-dye outfits for Pickathon 2016 — something we didn't see when they visited opbmusic earlier this year.

Think Out Loud

Birding Around Burns

OPB | April 8, 2016 noon

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Harney County Migratory Bird Festival — and Think Out Loud will be there! We'll hear from record-holding bird enthusiast Noah Strycker, senior naturalist Duncan Evered, Chamber of Commerce executive director Chelsea Harrison, and more.

News | local | Fish & Wildlife

East Cascades Audubon Launches Golden Eagle Cam

OPB | March 24, 2016 2:16 p.m. | Portland

If you missed the live stream of two bald eaglets hatching in D.C., fear not. Another chance to watch an eagle hatching may be coming your way — and it's happening here in Oregon.

Music | Sessions

Futurebirds Bring Their Hotel Party To OPB

opbmusic | Feb. 10, 2016 1 p.m.

The country-tinged psych rock band perform live in our studios and chat about their new album Hotel Parties.

Environment | Land | Animals | Oregon Field Guide

Backyard Habitat

OPB | March 24, 2016 8:30 p.m.

Setting up backyard habitat sounds nice, but does it really make an ecological difference?

Flora and Fauna | Fish & Wildlife | Oregon Field Guide

Malheur Wildlife Photo Essay

OPB | Jan. 29, 2015 6:11 p.m.

A relaxing look at some wildlife on the Malheur refuge.

Flora and Fauna | Environment

Birders Report Population Gains For Many Puget Sound Seabirds

KUOW | Jan. 20, 2015 10:02 a.m. | Seattle

A new study, based on data collected by birders around Puget Sound, shows an increase in some key seabird species. 

Fish & Wildlife | Oregon Field Guide

Ospreys Rebound, Rely On Help From Humans

OPB | Nov. 20, 2014 3 a.m.

The only hawk that dives into water for its food thrives with help from humans.

Oregon Field Guide

Sandhill Crane Migrations Revealed by Satellites

OPB | Nov. 6, 2014 1 a.m.

Satellite tracking reveals sandhill cranes can fly 35mph and cover 250 miles in a day.