Southwestern Farmers Share Their Water with Endangered Birds

Southwestern Farmers Share Their Water with Endangered Birds

In the West, as the saying goes, whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting. So why on earth did New Mexicans--during a severe drought, no less--decide to give precious drops to southwestern willow flycatchers?

By Peter Friederici
Published: November-December 2013
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Peter Friederici

Frequent Audubon contributor Peter Friederici teaches journalism at Northern Arizona University.

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