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    • Short-tailed Albatross chick survives major storm

    • Birds;
    • Gale force winds, rain, thunder, and lightning rocked Midway Atoll on Friday night, Feb. 11th, leading to moderate damage and loss of wildlife. Fortunately, no island residents or visitors were hurt and no major infrastructure was damaged. For at...
    • Historic canon at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

    • Birds; Historic sites; History; Marine birds; Islands; Wildlife refuges; Tropical environments;
    • Remnant of the historic Battle of Midway, this canon found at Eastern Island at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, surrounded by nesting albatross. On September 13, 2000, the Secretary of the Interior designated the lands and waters of Midway...
    • Nesting Laysan albatrosses

    • Birds; Islands; Marine birds; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • A pair of Laysan albatross trading off incubation duties on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Brown Booby

    • Birds; Islands; Marine birds; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • A brown booby perches near the ocean on the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
    • White Tern

    • Birds; Islands; Marine birds; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • A curious white tern hovers overhead on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Laysan albatross nesting on Eastern Island

    • Birds; Islands; Marine birds; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge is host to the largest remaining colony of albatross in the world. The colony can include more than 500,000 nests on a given year. This image shows typical nest density in areas without the invasive plant,...
    • 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.
    • Red-tailed Tropicbird

    • Birds; Islands; Marine birds; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • A red-tailed tropicbird nesting at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Red-footed Booby

    • Birds; Islands; Marine birds; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • A red-footed booby perches on a limb on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
    • White Tern

    • Birds; Islands; Marine birds; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • White tern at Midway Atoll National Midlife Refuge
    • Laysan albatross pair with egg

    • Birds; Islands; Marine birds; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • The pair take turns incubating the egg while one feeds at sea. Here, the pair are seen switching roles.
    • Laysan Albatross

    • Birds; Islands; Marine birds; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • A handsome and regal Laysan albatross on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Red-footed Booby and Two Frigatebirds

    • Birds; Islands; Marine birds; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • A red-footed boozy and two frigatebirds rest on Easter Island, part of the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Great Frigatebird Glides Overhead

    • Birds; Islands; Marine birds; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • Great frigatebirds occur throughout the tropical seas. The Hawaiian Archipelago is the northernmost extent of this bird's range in the Pacific.
    • Albatross Nesting

    • Birds; Islands; Marine birds; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • Laysan albatross and black-footed albatross nesting at Sand Island in the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Albatross Nesting Near Historic Building

    • Birds; Marine birds; Buildings, facilities and structures; Historic sites; History; Wildlife refuges; Islands; Tropical environments;
    • Albatross nest in the area surrounding a historic building on Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Short-tailed Albatross Male Showing the Egg

    • Birds; Marine birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • Proud parent short-tailed albatross showing its egg. If the pair's effort is successful, this would mark the first confirmed hatching of a short-tailed albatross outside of Japan in modern history! Establishing a new nesting colony is one of...
    • Short-tailed Albatross on its Nest

    • Birds; Marine birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • The majestic short-tailed albatross, an endangered seabird, is the largest albatross in the North Pacific with a wing span of 7 to 7.5 feet and golden plumage on its heads and nape. Once thought to be the most abundant albatross species in the...
    • Short-tailed Albatross Nesting at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

    • Birds; Marine birds; Endangered 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...

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