Birds - non-native

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) on Jan 22, 2011

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http://www.jrcompton.com/photos/The_Birds/J/March-07/JR60951-starling-yap.jpg
I just hope for one time, something is actually done now that we have a NEW Governor.

Reporter
Jan. 22, 2011, 4:13 p.m.

Hi Bill, thank you for your report of starlings off Highway 26. As you're probably aware, this species is not native to the United States. They can (and do, as evidenced by your report), exist in large flocks. Unfortunately, after being introduced to the United States in the 1890s, they have taken up permanent residence in North America, and compete with many of our native bird species for nest sites and other habitat requirements. I have forwarded your report on to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Lisa DeBruyckere
Jan. 24, 2011, 12:04 p.m.