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Endangered Ridgway’s Rails Bred in Captivity Released into Wild at Tijuana Slough

Seven endangered light-footed Ridgway’s rails were released into the wild at the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday, an historic step in repopulating the birds in their native habitat. The hen-sized, secretive marsh bird was once abundant in Southern California wetlands, but rapidly declined due to the loss of over 90 percent of its […]