Monday, March 17, 2008

More bucks for ducks... and other birds

The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission recently allotted more than $29 million to protect and manage nearly 190,000 acres of wetlands and associated habitats in the United States. The commission also signed off on almost $3 million under the North American Wetlands Conservation Act to aid wetland and waterfowl management in Mexico and more than $4.2 million to buy 2,213 acres of wetlands for the National Wildlife Refuge System.

The refuges to receive additional acreage include
* Cape May National Wildlife Refuge in Cape May County, N.J.
* Grasslands Wildlife Management Area in Merced County, Calif.
* San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge in Brazoria County, Texas
* Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge in Currituck County, N.C., and Virginia Beach, Va.
* Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge in Cameron Parish, La.

Do you regularly bird at these sites? What's your most memorable experience at one of these refuges?

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