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    • Inspectors clear legal imports and exports, and stop shipments that violate the law. They make sure that wildlife imports and exports are accompanied by the required permits and licenses, and verify that the contents of shipments match the items...
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    • Wildlife inspectors work closely with Service special agents and counterparts from the U. S. Customs Service and other Federal agencies that police international trade. They staff special enforcement task forces that conduct inspection blitzes at...
    • Karner Blue-A Butterfly Captivates Wisconsin

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    • 8 Karner Blue – A Butterfly Captivates Wisconsin “ Instead of hearing, ‘ I don’t have that butterfly on my property,’ I hear, ‘ How can I get some of that wild lupine seed?’ ‘ You should see the lupine patch I have going!’ or ‘...
    • Glossary

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    • 22 Glossary Species Status categories: at- risk species — species of plants and animals that are Federal candidate species and those that the Service has not identified as candidate species, but are facing threat( s) and are potential...
    • FWS Employee Monitoring Weather Station

    • Agassiz NWR; Minnesota; FWS Employees (USFWS);
    • CHECKING WEATHER STATION. Winter is a challenge for wildlife and biologists at Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota. Communities near the refuge are often the coldest spots in the lower 48. Weather monitoring is one of many sources of...
    • Pribilof Island Oil Spill, M/V Citrus 1996 Arctic Fox scavenges for carcasses (Album)

    • Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge; Bering Sea Unit; Biology; Islands; Research; Coastal environments; Scenics; Oil spills; Scavengers; Predation; Shipwrecks
    • When oiled birds and marine mammals become oiled, their feathers and fur lose the ability to keep dry. As water soaks the animal, cold sets in and they will often go ashore tto attempt to get dry and warm. Predators such as these foxes will...
    • White-headed woodpecker

    • animals; aves; Birds; Birds; Deshutes National Forests; Oregon;
    • The white-headed woodpecker is often hard to locate, it rarely drums or taps as other woodpeckers are known to do. It is a silent woodpecker that only vocalizes around its nest. Living primarily around ponderosa pine and fir trees at higher...
    • Red Fox at Cape Newenham

    • Animals; Mammals; Wildlife refuges; Togiak National Wildlife Refuge; Togiak Gallery
    • Red foxes are one of the many furbearing mammals that make their homes in Togiak Refuge. They can be very curious and often approach people but are still wild animals.
    • Bird Interview

    • Birds; Biologists (USFWS); Work of the Service;
    • The lonely job of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Biologist, often spending more time with birds than with people.
    • Yellow-Rumped Warbler

    • Birds; Birds; Migratory birds;
    • The male Yellow-rumped Warbler is quite distinctive with its yellow patches at the sides of the breast and black upper breast. Females and immatures are less colorful and more difficult to identify. The often obvious yellow rump is brighter than...
    • Piping plover on beach

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Shorebirds; Threatened species;
    • Piping plover walks on New Jersey beach. The piping plover is a small, stocky, sandy-colored bird resembling a sandpiper. The adult has yellow-orange legs, a black band across the forehead from eye to eye, and a black ring around the base of its...
    • Piping Plover walking on the beach

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Shorebirds; Threatened species;
    • This Piping Plover walking on the beach. The piping plover is a small, stocky, sandy-colored bird resembling a sandpiper. The adult has yellow-orange legs, a black band across the forehead from eye to eye, and a black ring around the base of its...
    • Piping Plover

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Shorebirds; Threatened species;
    • Piping plover walking on a New Jersey beach. The piping plover is a small, stocky, sandy-colored bird resembling a sandpiper. The adult has yellow-orange legs, a black band across the forehead from eye to eye, and a black ring around the base of...
    • Piping Plover walking along the beach

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Shorebirds; Threatened species;
    • This Piping Plover on the beach. The piping plover is a small, stocky, sandy-colored bird resembling a sandpiper. The adult has yellow-orange legs, a black band across the forehead from eye to eye, and a black ring around the base of its neck....
    • Piping Plovers eating on the beach

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Shorebirds; Threatened species;
    • Two Piping Plovers on the beach feeding. The piping plover is a small, stocky, sandy-colored bird resembling a sandpiper. The adult has yellow-orange legs, a black band across the forehead from eye to eye, and a black ring around the base of its...
    • Peregrine Falcon

    • Birds; Raptors; Birds of prey; Birdwatching;
    • The Peregrine Falcon is a medium-sized bird of prey with long, pointed wings and a slender tail. Typically they nest on high, remote cliff ledges throughout much of North America. They primarily feed on birds and often are seen capturing prey in...
    • Cattle egret

    • Birds; Wading birds; Aquatic birds
    • Breeding adult is adorned by orange-buffed plumes on crown, back and foreneck. Often seen among livestock in pastures and fields, feeding on insects. Small, stocky white heron with large, rounded head, hooves or tractors.
    • Columbia Spotted Frog

    • Candidate; Species of concern; Amphibians; Remote sensing;
    • Columbia spotted frogs (Rana Luteiventris) are found from Alaska and most of British Columbia to Washington east of the Cascades, Idaho, and portions of Wyoming, Nevada, and Utah. Spotted frogs live in spring seeps, meadows, marshes, ponds and...
    • Loon Necropsy

    • contaminants;ecological services;FWS Employees (USFWS); New Jersey; Resource management
    • Fish and Wildlife Service biologist conducts necropsy examination on dead loon to determine cause of death. Loons are often effected by lead poisoning and pesticides.

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