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    • American Bittern

    • American Bittern
    • Wading birds; Birds;
    • The American Bittern is found all across the country but prefers habitats that include freshwater wetlands with tall emergent vegetation where they can hide. Although you may not see them, you would have no problem hearing them as Bitterns have a...
    • Anesthetic Buckets

    • Anesthetic Buckets
    • Fish hatcheries; Fisheries management; Fishes; Biologists (USFWS); Employees (USFWS); Work of the Service; Tagging; Threatened species; Monitoring;
    • The fish are placed in anesthetic to slow their breathing and make them easier to handle while tagging the steelhead. Biologists use this tracking information to see if the hatchery fish that are spawning here are affecting the survival and...
    • Anouther great day on the Refuge.

    • Anouther great day on the Refuge.
    • Mammals; Similarity of Appearance (Threatened); Wildlife refuges;
    • A big black bear turns slightly, to see just who is taking this photograph at the Alligator National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Aquatic Insect

    • Aquatic Insect
    • Fish hatcheries; Fisheries management; Fishes; Biologists (USFWS); Employees (USFWS); Work of the Service; Tagging; Threatened species; Monitoring;
    • Biologists find other aquatic creatures while tagging steelhead in Eagle Creek. Biologists use this tracking information to see if the hatchery fish that are spawning here are affecting the survival and productivity of the wild fish.
    • Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge

    • Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge
    • Colorado; Mountains; NWR; Wildlife refuges
    • Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge sits in a glacial bowl at 8,300 feet elevation--the highest refuge outside of Alaska. Here birds migrate seasonally not north and south but up and down the mountains. Visitors are almost certain to see the...
    • Becharof National Wildlife Refuge,Alaska

    • Becharof National Wildlife Refuge,Alaska
    • Aerial photography photography;Alaska; Landscapes; Mountains;Snow; Becharof National Wildlife Refuge; Wildlife refuges
    • Becharof NWR, King Salmon, Alaska: Tundra, mountains, and still-smoldering volcanoes, part of the Pacific "Ring of Fire," fill the senses as far as the eye can see at Becharof National Wildlife Refuge. Mt. Paulik volcano, seen here, is the most...
    • Big Bull Trout

    • Big Bull Trout
    • Fishes; Threatened species;
    • Bull trout, a threatened species, gets the attention of Montana Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office scientists, particularly on the Blackfeet Reservation. See Trout on Tribal Lands in the Spring 2009 Eddies www.fws.gov/eddies
    • Biking at the refuge

    • Biking at the refuge
    • Aquatic birds; Aquatic environments; Birds; Coastal environments; Environments (Natural); Marine environments; Marine birds; Scenics; Wildlife refuges; Biking; Biodiversity; Birdwatching; Children; Connecting people with nature; Leisure activities;...
    • The shores of the refuge are lined with visitors being treated to species of birds they rarely get to see.
    • Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona

    • Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona
    • Wildlife refuges; Scenics; Succulents; Desert plants; Deserts
    • Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife refuge is in Ajo, Arizona. In the desert, the word is "patience." If you're just passing through, you are not likely to see any wildlife. But if you stop and sit in the shade of a boulder, a large cactus, or even...
    • California condor chick

    • California condor chick
    • History; Endangered species; Birds; Birds of prey; Photography;
    • Young California condor chick at nest near Los Angeles Finley and Bohlman had seen hatch. "He was scantly clothed, for behind his little wings the flesh was bare and his belly was bare; while the rest of his coat was down of pure white, to which...
    • Candling scoter egg

    • Candling scoter egg
    • Work of the Service; Wildlife management; Birds; Waterfowl; Employees (USFWS); Personnel; Biologists (USFWS); Research
    • Biological Technician Scott Freeman candles a scoter egg to see at what stage of incubation the nest is during a white-winged scoter breeding ecology study on the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Children with net catching aquatic life

    • Children with net catching aquatic life
    • Environmental education; Ponds; Recreation;
    • Young boy and girl at edge of water with net and small bucket, looking in net to see what they caught. This image was used in the "Children and Nature" Conference at the National Conservation Training Center.
    • Coachella Valley National Wildlife Refuge

    • Coachella Valley National Wildlife Refuge
    • California; Reptiles; Endangered species;Wildlife refuges
    • Coachella Valley NWR, Thousand Palms, California: Coachella Valley National Wildlife Refuge was established specifically to protect the endangered Coachella Valley fringe-toed lizard. As you can see, this fascinating little creature blends in...
    • Colorado hookless Cactus

    • Colorado hookless Cactus
    • Plants; Threatened species;
    • The Colorado hookless cactus is a barrel shaped cactus that ranges from 1.2 to 4.8 inches (in.) (3 to 12 centimeters (cm)) tall, with exceptional plants up to 12 in. (30 cm) tall. Stems range from 1.6 to 3.6 in. (4 to 9 cm) in diameter. The stems...
    • Colorado hookless Cactus

    • Colorado hookless Cactus
    • Plants; Threatened species;
    • The Colorado hookless cactus is a barrel shaped cactus that ranges from 1.2 to 4.8 inches (in.) (3 to 12 centimeters (cm)) tall, with exceptional plants up to 12 in. (30 cm) tall. Stems range from 1.6 to 3.6 in. (4 to 9 cm) in diameter. The stems...
    • Common Moorhen at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge

    • Common Moorhen at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge
    • Wading birds Birds;Wetlands;Wildlife refuges
    • Squaw Creek NWR, Mound City, Missouri: From a trail atop the loess bluffs at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, one can see clear to tomorrow, or at least into Nebraska and Kansas as well as Missouri. Meanwhile, down on a pond, a common...
    • Dallas Lore Sharp at Three Arch Rocks with Common Murre

    • Dallas Lore Sharp at Three Arch Rocks with Common Murre
    • History; Birds; Cliffs; Coastal environments; Migratory birds; Photography; Recreation; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing;
    • Dallas Lore Sharp with a common murre at Three Arch Rocks bird refuge during a summer visit in 1912 with his son Dallas Jr. to Oregon to see William Finley.
    • Do you see that?

    • Do you see that?
    • Adults; Connecting people with nature; Leisure activities; Public access; Recreation; Structures; Tourism; Visitor services; Wildlife refuges; Buildings, facilities and structures; Birdwatching;
    • Two women enjoy their favorite activity of birdwatching on the refuge.
    • Do you see that?

    • Do you see that?
    • Birds; Birdwatching; Children; Connecting people with nature; Environments (Natural); Leisure activities; Public access; Tourism; Trees; Visitor services; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Adults;
    • Mother and son share a moment together while birdwatching.
    • Do you see the great blue heron?

    • Do you see the great blue heron?
    • Aquatic environments; Aquatic plants; Banks; Conifers; Environments (Natural); Foliage; Forests; Marine environments; Scenics; Trees; Vegetation; Wildlife refuges;
    • An obscured great blue heron stands among the tall grass.

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