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    • Burrowing Owl Outside Artificial Burrow

    • Burrowing Owl Outside Artificial Burrow
    • Species of concern; Habitat restoration; Birds; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing;
    • A burrowing owl stands outside of an artificial burrow. Cibola National Wildlife Refuge has constructed artificial homes for the birds.
    • Nesting Short-tailed Albatross Cover Midway Atoll

    • Nesting Short-tailed Albatross Cover Midway Atoll
    • Birds; Migratory birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • A male short-tailed albatross protects his chick among other nesting birds. FWS Biologists keep a safe distance using telephoto lenses to get photos of the chick hatched by a Short-tailed albatross pair.
    • Male Short-tailed Albatross and Chick

    • Male Short-tailed Albatross and Chick
    • Birds; Migratory birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • A male short-tailed albatross protects his chick. As of 2010, the short-tailed albatross population is estimated to be 1,200 birds. Of these, the total number of breeding age birds is thought to be approximately 600 birds.
    • Short-tailed Albatross Pair-bonding Dance

    • Short-tailed Albatross Pair-bonding Dance
    • Birds; Migratory birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • A pair of short-tailed albatrosses dance together on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. This pair later mated and hatched a chick in the 2010/2011 breeding season. As of 2010, the short-tailed albatross population is estimated to be 1,200...
    • Western Grebe

    • Western Grebe
    • History; Birds; Migratory birds; Photography; Wildlife refuges; Waterfowl;
    • A Western Grebe tending its nest in Klamath Marsh. The courtship ceremonies Grebes perform (a series of displays in ritualized, mechanical, sequences) are among the most complex known in birds.
    • Anaho Island National Wildlife Refuge Scenic

    • Anaho Island National Wildlife Refuge Scenic
    • Wildlife refuges; Scenics; Lakes; Islands;
    • Anaho Island Refuge is a rocky island that rises from the waters of Pyramid Lake in Washoe County, Nevada. The refuge was established for the benefit and protection of colonial nesting species and other migratory birds. It supports breeding...
    • Bar-Tailed Godwit on Tundra

    • Bar-Tailed Godwit on Tundra
    • Birds; Migratory birds;Shorebirds
    • Bar-tailed Godwits are large wading birds at about 37 to 45 cm. The Bar-tailed Godwit is a mottled brown in the upper body and a lighter buff below. It has a white underwing, and a long, slightly upturned bill. As the name suggests, the white tail...
    • Castle Rock in California

    • Castle Rock in California
    • Coastal environments; Scenics; Islands;
    • Castle Rock a 14-acre island located less than 2 miles off the coast of Crescent City, California. A part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, Castle Rock is the second largest seabird breeding colony along the California coast, hosting more...
    • Birdwatching

    • Birdwatching
    • Birdwatching; Birds; Children; Education; Education outreach; Events; Recreation; Work of the Service;
    • Children are seen touring through the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in search of birds.
    • Narrow-leaved Coneflower

    • Narrow-leaved Coneflower
    • Flowering plants; Plants;
    • Close up of a reddish pink flower with a very dark purple, nearly black, center. Often found in prairie grasslands, and a favorite for both butterflies and birds. For more information about wildflowers visit the National Plants Database Additional...
    • Close view of band being placed on bird's leg

    • Close view of band being placed on bird's leg
    • Bird banding; Perching birds; Statistics;
    • Close-up of person's hands holding bird and putting band on leg with needle-nose plyers; image taken during National Conservation Training Center course OUT8163 Connecting People to Nature Through Birds.
    • Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival viewing station

    • Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival viewing station
    • Shorebirds; Wildlife viewing; Migratory birds Birds; birding; Recreation
    • Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival viewing stations allow good viewing of large varieties of migratory birds. This festival is usually held the 1st or 2nd weekend of May and is sponsored by Alaska Maritime NWR and the Homer Chamber of Commerce
    • Employee in interior of building at Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge

    • Employee in interior of building at Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge
    • Wildlife refuges; Work of the Service; Buildings, facilities and structures; Service patch; Personnel;
    • Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge was established to conserve white-fronted geese, other waterfowl and migratory birds, moose, caribou, and furbearers; to fulfill treaty obligations; to provide for continued subsistence uses; and to ensure necessary...
    • Exterior of building at Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge

    • Exterior of building at Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge
    • Wildlife refuges; Work of the Service; Buildings, facilities and structures;
    • Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge was established to conserve white-fronted geese, other waterfowl and migratory birds, moose, caribou, and furbearers; to fulfill treaty obligations; to provide for continued subsistence uses; and to ensure necessary...
    • Docked sea plane

    • Docked sea plane
    • Wildlife refuges; Aircraft; Aviation; Transportation;
    • Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge was established to conserve white-fronted geese, other waterfowl and migratory birds, moose, caribou, and furbearers; to fulfill treaty obligations; to provide for continued subsistence uses; and to ensure necessary...
    • Tourguide in a village

    • Tourguide in a village
    • Tourism; Education outreach; Wildlife refuges; Buildings, facilities and structures; Villages;
    • Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge was established to conserve white-fronted geese, other waterfowl and migratory birds, moose, caribou, and furbearers; to fulfill treaty obligations; to provide for continued subsistence uses; and to ensure necessary...
    • Rustic cabin

    • Rustic cabin
    • Wildlife refuges; Rural environments; Buildings, facilities and structures; Exhibits;
    • Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge was established to conserve white-fronted geese, other waterfowl and migratory birds, moose, caribou, and furbearers; to fulfill treaty obligations; to provide for continued subsistence uses; and to ensure necessary...
    • Animal skulls and solar panels on a rustic cabin

    • Animal skulls and solar panels on a rustic cabin
    • Wildlife refuges; Rural environments; Buildings, facilities and structures; Exhibits; Energy; Green infrastructure;
    • Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge was established to conserve white-fronted geese, other waterfowl and migratory birds, moose, caribou, and furbearers; to fulfill treaty obligations; to provide for continued subsistence uses; and to ensure necessary...
    • Village by waterway

    • Village by waterway
    • Villages; Rivers and streams; Wildlife refuges; Buildings, facilities and structures;
    • Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge was established to conserve white-fronted geese, other waterfowl and migratory birds, moose, caribou, and furbearers; to fulfill treaty obligations; to provide for continued subsistence uses; and to ensure necessary...

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