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The Loggerhead Shrike is a hawk trapped in the body of a finch. A recent study, published in Biology Letters, describes how shrikes manage to kill prey up to twice their size.

(The Atlantic - Sept 5, 2018)

Learn about the activities happening in Virginia, led by Department of Game & Inland Fisheries Biologist, Sergio Harding.

(Published in Virgina Wildlife magazine)

MONROE COUNTY, WV (WCHS/WVAH) — Recently, on a cloudy and drizzly day across the Greenbrier Valley, we took a hike through a pasture with DNR Biologist, Richard Bailey, and some veterinarians.

Their goal? To catch a bird.


From the Nature Conservancy of Canada, this is the story of a globally rare ecosystem discovered by chance — and why it matters.


Wildlife Preservation Canada shrike biologist Hazel Wheeler shows how we trap wild shrikes for banding. Video credit: Josh Robertson
Learn more about what it takes to rescue an endangered species from the brink of extinction. Follow Wildlife Preservation Canada's team as they employ techniques in captive breeding and release and wild monitoring of the Eastern Loggerhead Shrike.

Webinar: Research and Conservation of an Iconic North American Grassland Bird, the Loggerhead Shrike. Presenter: Dr. Amy Chabot, Research and Conservation Program's Coordinator, African Lion Safari (Jan 28, 2019)

It might look like a lightweight, but the shrike is a stone-cold killer. The thorns of the acacia tree are perfect for impaling prey, and they double as a pantry. Lizard on the barbie, anyone?