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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • White-haired Goldenrod

    • Flowering plants; Plants; Endangered species;
    • This yellow flower is threatened. The primary threat to the survival of white-haired goldenrod is the many visitors to rockshelters in the Red River Gorge area each year. In 1989, approximately 260,000 people visited the Red River Gorge Geological...
    • Trumpeter Swan

    • Scenics; Wildlife refuges; Birds;
    • Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge has often been called the most beautiful national wildlife refuge in the United States. The rugged Centennial Mountains, rising more than 9,000 feet above the Centennial Valley wetlands, provide a dramatic...
    • Trumpeter Swan

    • Scenics; Wildlife refuges; Birds;
    • Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge has often been called the most beautiful national wildlife refuge in the United States. The rugged Centennial Mountains, rising more than 9,000 feet above the Centennial Valley wetlands, provide a dramatic...
    • Surfer

    • Wildlife refuges;
    • Perfect execution of a front side cutback, a maneuver often used by surfers to create more speed.
    • Service botanist Carolyn Wells takes a compass bearing

    • Plants; Employees (USFWS); Work of the Service;
    • Southern Appalachian bogs are one of the rarest natural communities in North America and are often home to rare plant and animal species. The conservation of these habitats and the species found there is a high priority for the Service and many of...
    • Service botanist Carolyn Wells examines a mountain sweet pitcher plant

    • Plants; Endangered species; Employees (USFWS); Work of the Service;
    • Southern Appalachian bogs are one of the rarest natural communities in North America and are often home to rare plant and animal species. The conservation of these habitats and the species found there is a high priority for the Service and many of...
    • Refuge sunset

    • Scenics; Wildlife refuges;
    • Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge has often been called the most beautiful national wildlife refuge in the United States. The rugged Centennial Mountains, rising more than 9,000 feet above the Centennial Valley wetlands, provide a dramatic...
    • Refuge sunset

    • Scenics; Wildlife refuges;
    • Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge has often been called the most beautiful national wildlife refuge in the United States. The rugged Centennial Mountains, rising more than 9,000 feet above the Centennial Valley wetlands, provide a dramatic...
    • Red-tailed Hawk

    • Wildlife refuges; Raptors;
    • Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge has often been called the most beautiful national wildlife refuge in the United States. The rugged Centennial Mountains, rising more than 9,000 feet above the Centennial Valley wetlands, provide a dramatic...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • President Jimmy Carter Signing ANILCA

    • Land Conservation; Presidents; Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act
    • In 1980, after years of congressional debate, President Jimmy Carter signed the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, or ANILCA, into law. Often called the most significant land conservation measure in the history of our nation, the...
    • 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...
    • 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 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....

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