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Mo-Birders-
Below is from National Audubon Society's public policy staff member that
serves Missouri, among other midwestern states.  It's a way to click on a
link to send a letter regarding this incident.   The link that Charlene
posted earlier is a link for a petition generated by New York Audubon.
Please respond to both if possible.
Sue Gustafson
St. Louis, MO
FAMOUS RED-TAILED HAWK FINDS HIMSELF HOMELESS FOR THE HOLIDAYS - YOUR
HELP IS NEEDED TODAY!

A New York City institution and America's most famous avian celebrity is
in jeopardy!  For more than 10 years, the world has been dazzled and awed
by a Red-Tailed Hawk who has made his home atop a 5th Avenue apartment
overlooking Central Park. That is until earlier this week, when his nest
was destroyed at the direction of the building's cooperative board.  Take
action today by signing our petition and put this beautiful hawk back in
his home for the holidays!

Named "Pale Male" by his numerous faithful followers, captured in a book
and PBS documentary, this hawk has been tirelessly trying to rebuild his
nest, a somewhat futile effort, as the co-op also removed a series of
steel spikes - originally put in place to discourage pigeons from
roosting - but managed to provide a strong structure to hold Pale Male's
nest in place.  Why the co-op destroyed the nest is unclear.  What is
clear is that Pale Male's future is uncertain -- but he isn't giving up,
so neither are we!

Audubon is calling for a full investigation as to why this happened, what
is needed to remedy this situation, and whether reinstating the nest or
other mitigation measures will be effective.  And we've also launched a
letter writing campaign to urge the co-op to allow Pale Male to rebuild
his nest and remain in New York City.   Help restore Pale Male's home in
time for the holidays by participating in this effort!  Click on to think
link now to send your letter today!
http://www.capitolconnect.com/audubon/summary.asp?subject=356

Your action will go a long way to helping ensure Pale Male does not go
homeless for the holidays! Thank you for your support and please forward
this on to your friends and family!

Desiree Sorenson-Groves
Audubon Public Policy Office
1150 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, D.C.  20036
(202) 861-2242
cell: (202) 549-1033

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