Peter Cashwell, author of THE VERB 'TO BIRD' and ALONG THOSE LINES, writes in The New York Times about the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

"When you’re a birder, you learn quickly that not everyone shares your fascination with condors, cranes and warblers. And, considering recent events in Oregon, it seems that not everyone appreciates the value of a nature preserve, either."

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