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    • Western Snowy Plover Female on Eggs in Nest

    • Birds; Shorebirds; Endangered and/or Threatened species; Coastal environments;
    • A female western snowy plover sits on her nest. The Pacific coast population of western snowy plovers breeds on coastal beaches from southern Washington to southern Baja California, Mexico. Plovers lay their eggs in shallow depressions in sandy or...
    • Red-cockaded Woodpecker research

    • Birds; Endangered and/or Threatened species;
    • A FWS biologist tags a Red-cockaded woodpecker. These woodpeckers are endangered because open forests with big, old pine trees have been replaced by forests with younger, smaller pines. Periodic natural fires needed to control the brushy...
    • FWS Employee Bands Neotropical Migratory Bird

    • Migratory birds; Birds; Bird banding;
    • 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...
    • Whooping Cranes at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

    • Aransas;Refuge Centennial; Birds; History;Endangered and/or Threatened species; Texas
    • Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, north of Corpus Christi, Texas, is one of the National Wildlife Refuge System’s premier units, in large part because of the role it has played in the recovery of the endangered whooping crane, a 5-foot-tall white...
    • Nihoa Millerbird Translocation

    • Adults; Birds; Coastal environments; Islands; Research; Scientific personnel (USFWS); Bird banding; Camping; Endangered and/or Threatened species;
    • Base Camp on Nihoa. The Nihoa Millerbird is a tiny land bird measuring approximately 5 inches in length that was discovered on the island of Nihoa in 1923. Another subspecies once occurred on Laysan Island, where it went extinct in the early 20th...
    • Nihoa Millerbird Translocation

    • Adults; Birds; Coastal environments; Islands; Research; Scientific personnel (USFWS); Bird banding; Endangered and/or Threatened species;
    • Base Camp on Nihoa. The Nihoa Millerbird is a tiny land bird measuring approximately 5 inches in length that was discovered on the island of Nihoa in 1923. Another subspecies once occurred on Laysan Island, where it went extinct in the early 20th...
    • Nihoa Millerbird Translocation

    • Adults; Birds; Coastal environments; Islands; Research; Scientific personnel (USFWS); Bird banding; Endangered and/or Threatened species;
    • Base Camp on Nihoa. The Nihoa Millerbird is a tiny land bird measuring approximately 5 inches in length that was discovered on the island of Nihoa in 1923. Another subspecies once occurred on Laysan Island, where it went extinct in the early 20th...
    • Nihoa Millerbird Translocation

    • Adults; Birds; Coastal environments; Islands; Research; Scientific personnel (USFWS); Bird banding; Endangered and/or Threatened species;
    • Base Camp on Nihoa. The Nihoa Millerbird is a tiny land bird measuring approximately 5 inches in length that was discovered on the island of Nihoa in 1923. Another subspecies once occurred on Laysan Island, where it went extinct in the early 20th...
    • Nihoa Millerbird Translocation

    • Adults; Birds; Coastal environments; Islands; Research; Scientific personnel (USFWS); Bird banding; Endangered and/or Threatened species;
    • Base Camp on Nihoa. The Nihoa Millerbird is a tiny land bird measuring approximately 5 inches in length that was discovered on the island of Nihoa in 1923. Another subspecies once occurred on Laysan Island, where it went extinct in the early 20th...
    • Nihoa Millerbird Translocation

    • Adults; Birds; Coastal environments; Islands; Research; Scientific personnel (USFWS); Bird banding; Endangered and/or Threatened species;
    • Base Camp on Nihoa. The Nihoa Millerbird is a tiny land bird that was discovered on the island of Nihoa in 1923. Another subspecies once occurred on Laysan Island, where it went extinct in the early 20th century after the island was devegetated by...
    • Nihoa Millerbird Translocation

    • Adults; Birds; Coastal environments; Islands; Research; Scientific personnel (USFWS); Bird banding; Endangered and/or Threatened species;
    • Base Camp on Nihoa. The Nihoa Millerbird is a tiny land bird that was discovered on the island of Nihoa in 1923. Another subspecies once occurred on Laysan Island, where it went extinct in the early 20th century after the island was devegetated by...
    • Snowy Egret

    • Shorebirds; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Birds;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • Wetland sunrise

    • Aquatic birds; Wildlife refuges; Shorebirds; Wetlands; Scenics; Landscape photography;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • Snow geese

    • Aquatic birds; Wildlife refuges; Shorebirds; Wading birds; Wetlands; Migratory birds;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • Great Egret

    • Aquatic birds; Wildlife refuges; Shorebirds; Wading birds; Wetlands;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • Sunrise at Chicoteague National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife refuges; Shorebirds; Wetlands; Scenics; Landscape photography;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • Wetland sunset

    • Aquatic birds; Wildlife refuges; Shorebirds; Wetlands; Scenics; Landscape photography;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • Sunset with tree silhouettes

    • Wildlife refuges; Shorebirds; Wetlands; Scenics; Landscape photography;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • Great Blue Heron with minnow

    • Aquatic birds; Wildlife refuges; Shorebirds; Wading birds; Wetlands;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • Great Blue Heron

    • Aquatic birds; Wildlife refuges; Shorebirds; Wading birds; Wetlands;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.

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