Antelope Valley Press: Tricolored Blackbird Habitat in Danger

An article in the Antelope Valley Press dated March 11th, 2009 illustrates the interaction between water conservation policy and tricolored blackbird breeding and describes the situation at Holiday Lake in northern Los Angeles County, where water deliveries had been terminated, threatening the largest breeding colony of tricolors in Los Angeles County in 2008 (according to the 2008 Statewide Survey). Subsequent actions by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works have restored water deliveries to Holiday Lake and it is hoped that tricolors will breed here again this year.