Starling Update

Starlings thrive despite a chilly reception

INVASIVE SPECIES: Bird is a pest in Lower 48; state hopes to slow its spread here.

By GEORGE BRYSON
Anchorage Daily News

Published: January 2, 2006
Last Modified: January 2, 2006 at 01:38 AM

As far as invasive-species abatement campaigns go, the new effort to stop the spread of European starlings in Anchorage is still fairly modest. The state has one person on the job.

That would be Department of Fish and Game area biologist Rick Sinnott, who's also responsible for managing all of the wild bears and moose in town (as well as all the people who interact with wild bears and moose).

The rest of this story in today's ADN.