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OSP Investigating Dead and Injured Caspian Terns Struck by Vehicle at Port of Astoria
05/28/2011
Trooper Jim O'Connor
Oregon State Police - Astoria
Fish & Wildlife Division
(503) 325-5515

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The Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify the person(s) responsible related to an investigation into two Caspian terns struck by an unknown vehicle at the Port of Astoria. Caspian terns are a federally and state protected bird. A reward of up to $500 is offered by the Wildlife Center of the North Coast for information leading to an arrest in this case.
 
On May 28, 2011 an OSP Fish & Wildlife Division trooper and the Wildlife Center of the North Coast staff responded to the Port of Astoria regarding a report of several deceased and injured Caspian terns. The Wildlife Center staff recovered two Caspian terns that were alive but the others were dead. All the birds appear to have been struck by an unknown vehicle.
 
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Trooper Jim O'Connor at (503) 791-7003.