Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge; Louisiana; Migratory birds Birds; Bird banding; neotropical migrant
A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist bands a neotropical migratory bird at Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana. Some species of neotropical migrants, so named because they nest in North America and winter in the tropical...
Aransas NWR, Austwell, Texas: These palmettos and prickly pear cacti define just one of the many habitat types found on the 59,000-acre Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on the shore of San Antonio Bay. Best known for its large flock of wintering...
Female-plumaged Black-headed Grosbeak is very similar to female-plumaged Rose-breasted Grosbeak but has buffier breast and has streaking confined to the sides. For more information on passerines visit: http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov
Finley and Bohlman hand painted glass slide of a young spotted sandpiper at Klamath Marsh 1905. The Spotted Sandpiper is the most widespread-breeding sandpiper in North America, capitalizing on generalist habits.
A hand painted glass slide of an American White Pelican with its young at Malheur lake in 1908, photographed by Finley and Bohlman. Finley and Bohlman photographs would help Malheur become a bird refuge in 1908.
A Western grebe on its nest in Klamath Marsh, 1905. Finley and Bohlman's hand painted glass slides of Klamath Marsh would help protect the area from plume hunters by influencing President Roosevelt to declare the area a bird refuge in 1908.
Finley and Bohlman's mission while shooting photos in Malheur was bring an end to plume hunting that was destorying bird colonies in that area, including western grebe's. They were successful and Malheur was declared a bird refuge in 1908.