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    • Short-tailed Albatross Nesting at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

    • Birds; Marine birds; Endangered and/or Threatened species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • Short-tailed albatross nesting (middle of image) for the first time at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. The two decoys on either side have been used (along with others and accompanying taped bird calls) on Eastern Island for several years to...
    • Green Sea Turtle Nesting

    • Coastal environments; Reptiles; Wildlife refuges; Endangered and/or Threatened species;
    • Green sea turtle nesting at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, VA.
    • Western Snowy Plover Adult Feeding

    • Birds; Shorebirds; Endangered and/or Threatened species; Coastal environments;
    • The Pacific Coast population of the western snowy plover is federally listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 as threatened. Threats include poor reproductive success, resulting from human disturbance, predation, and inclement weather,...
    • Male Short-tailed albatross incubating egg

    • Birds; Marine birds; Endangered and/or Threatened species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • This historic photo documents the first siting of a nesting short-tailed albatross (middle) at Midway Atoll national Wildlife Refuge. The two decoys on either side have been used (along with others and accompanying broadcasts of bird calls) on...
    • First Short-tailed Albatross Chick to Hatch Outside Japan

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Endangered and/or Threatened species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • The chick hatched during a major storm but the parent did an excellent job protecting it from the inclement weather. Establishing a new nesting colony is one of several important steps needed to continue the rare bird’s recovery because volcanic...
    • Laysan albatross nesting amid marine debris

    • Birds; Islands; Marine birds; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • Marine debris is a significant issue for seabirds and other wildlife. Shown here are plastic floats and other debris that degrade nesting sites at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Nesting Short-tailed albatross cover Midway Atoll

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Endangered and/or Threatened 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.
    • Marsh burn at Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge

    • Fire management;
    • Burning marshes opens new nesting grounds for migratory birds at Tule Lake NWR. The Tule Marsh is burned intermittently every few years. Tule reeds become thick and choke nesting habitat. Burning removes old growth, inviting new nesting...
    • Brown Noddy nesting

    • Birds; Coastal environments; Islands;
    • Brown Noddy nesting. Brown noddies are medium sized, dark, brown birds. Adults have ashy-white forehead and crown sharply demarcated from black lores, merging evenly into gray nape. They have a long, narrow, wedged-shaped tail and legs and feet are...
    • Nesting Canada Geese

    • Birds; Birds; goose; Waterfowl; Migratory birds; line art; illustrations; Illustrations
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