Delayed harvest saves birds

July 30, 2012 12:17:18 AM PDT
California farmers are credited with preserving a large population of a rare bird species.

Central Valley farmers saved about 60,000 protected tri-colored black birds this spring, by delaying their harvests of wheat and other crops. Delaying the harvest saved about 20-percent of the birds global population.

Since they lost the feed, the federal government has spent $100-thousand to help farmers replace it.