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Old 11-15-2012, 03:34 PM   #1
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Default What is North America’s Most Mysterious Bird?

What is North America’s Most Mysterious Bird?
By Michelle Nijhuis
Smithsonian magazine, October 2012

What is North America?s Most Mysterious Bird? | Science & Nature | Smithsonian Magazine
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On a hot, dry July evening, a dentist named Mike Hurtado leads two biologists into a narrow, windy stretch of the St. Charles River canyon in southern Colorado. Hurtado grew up hiking around here, and he and his family still refer to this part of the canyon reverentially as “The Place.” Its high granite walls usually echo with the sound of falling water, but the river is at the lowest point Hurtado can remember, and its waterfalls have turned to mere trickles. He and the biologists hope to catch a...
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:49 PM   #2
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Great story I love it when the research pays off at the end
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