Birds; Oil spills; Employees (USFWS); Oil spills; Uniforms; Service patch;
Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Biologist and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Biologist James Harris survey the nesting birds on Breton Island National Wildlife Refuge looking for any sign of oil impacted birds or nests.
There are 1,300 brown pelican nests on Breton Island. Brown pelicans have recently been downlisted from endangered to threatened. Photo taken on May 3, 2010 as the oil spill approaches the Gulf Coast. Boom can be seen in the background.