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Occupied Oregon Refuge Is Critical Stop on Birds' Flyway

Occupied by armed protesters, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is described as remote and barren. However, it is not a “nameless piece of ground,” said Brent Fenty, executive director of the Oregon Natural Desert Association. “It is critically important to wildlife and enjoyed by millions" of human and avian visitors, he said.   In the middle of Oregon’s high desert country, Malheur is a critical stop on the Pacific Flyway, a main north-south route for migrating birds. Some...

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