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Hats off to Larry Snyder

It is always positive when one of the good guys (or gals) gets some recognition.   A few days ago there was a nice article in the Scottsbluff Star Herald about Larry Snyder and how he got involved in bird conservation in Nebraska’s southwest panhandle.  Larry has worked for Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (formerly Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory) for more than a decade.  I’ve known and worked with Larry for about ten years.  Rather than me rehashing the article, I would encourage you to click HERE and read it for yourself.    Below is a photo from all the way back in 2007 when I spent some time with Larry in Kimball County.  In this picture, he just placed a wildlife escape ladder (the wire mesh apparatus on the inside wall) on a stock tank.  The ladder allows birds and other wildlife to escape from a stock tank if they find themselves trapped.  Otherwise, it is almost certain death for those animals.

Larry Snyder

Hats off to Larry!

Good birding!

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About Joel Jorgensen

Joel Jorgensen is a Nebraska native and he has been interested in birds just about as long as he has been breathing. He has been NGPC’s Nongame Bird Program Manager for eight years and he works on a array of monitoring, research, regulatory and conservation issues. Nongame birds are the 400 or so species that are not hunted and include the Whooping Crane, Least Tern, Piping Plover, Bald Eagle, and Peregrine Falcon. When not working, he enjoys birding.

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