- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 12, 2016

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) - An arborist inspecting dead trees tagged for removal at a Butte County park found two species of protected birds in nests.

The trees remain and a section of Riverbend Park in Oroville is closed off until the acorn woodpeckers and bushtits find a different home. Visitors can try to glimpse the birds from outside the area marked with a sign that reads “Protected Species Nesting Area.”

The Chico Enterprise Record reported Monday (https://bit.ly/29AVAP8 ) that some parks and recreation employees will attend a wildlife awareness certification class to avoid similar close calls in the future.


Information from: Chico Enterprise-Record, https://www.chicoer.com

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