He speaks for the birds

Posted by Trish Riley, October 18, 2010

Peregrines as well as other bird species were nearly endangered in Oregon and the rest of the country in the 1970s, due to the pesticide DDT.

After the pesticide was outlawed in 1972, the birds started coming back and breeding, thanks to recovery efforts by Sallinger and others.

“The message is, we can change things,” says Sallinger, conservation director for the Audubon Society of Portland. “Today we can look up and see osprey, bald eagles and peregrines in downtown Portland.”

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