Napanee conservation area expanding to protect rare eastern loggerhead shrike

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By Global News, July 25, 2018

NAPANEE, Ont. – The Nature Conservancy of Canada says it’s expanding a conservation area in eastern Ontario to help protect an endangered songbird rarer than the panda.

The non-profit conservation group has purchased 31 hectares of key eastern loggerhead shrike habitat north of Napanee, Ont.

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In 2017, biologists saw five young shrikes fledging from their nest on the property — part of the longest-occupied eastern loggerhead shrike nesting area in the Napanee Plain.