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Zumwalt Prairie Songbirds


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This prairie of rolling hills and grasslands is home to a wide variety of animals, but this valuable ecosystem is now in danger from development. Dr. Pat Kennedy an OSU avian ecologist is your guide to the wildlife and dangers which threaten the Zumwalt. Dr. Kennedy studies the many bird which live in the Zumwalt such as Western Meadowlarks, Savannah sparrows, Brewers Blackbirds and Red Tailed Hawks.

First Broadcast: 2004
Producer: Jim Newman

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Illinois River; Zumwalt Prairie Songbirds; Pest House (1701)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1701
Original Broadcast: July 5, 2007