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    • Special report: bringing environmental education to diverse audiences

    • Special report: bringing environmental education to diverse audiences
    • Environmental education; Education outreach; Employees (USFWS); Education; Children; City environments; Diversity;
    • Table of contents: Letter from the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - p. 3; Lessons from the Albatross - p. 5; Teaching Second-Graders about Life Cycles and Stewardship Minnesota Refuge Partner School Program- p. 9; Making School...
    • Birds of conservation concern 2008

    • Birds of conservation concern 2008
    • Birds; Migratory birds; Species of concern;
    • This is a report that identifies migratory and non-migratory birds species that represent the highest conservation priorities to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
    • Short-tailed Albatross Chick Survives Tsunami

    • Short-tailed Albatross Chick Survives Tsunami
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts; Endangered species;
    • Short-tailed albatross chick on Eastern Island survives after a tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan struck the refuge at 11:36 PM on Thursday, March 10th and continued for the next few hours. On March 15, FWS released...
    • Short-tailed Albatross Chick Displaced but Survives

    • Short-tailed Albatross Chick Displaced but Survives
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts; Endangered species;
    • Short-tailed albatross chick in washed over area of Eastern Island after a tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan struck the refuge at 11:36 PM on Thursday, March 10th and continued for the next few hours. On March 15,...
    • Female Short-tailed Albatross Incubating Her Egg

    • Female Short-tailed Albatross Incubating Her Egg
    • Birds; Marine birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • US Fish and Wildlife Service staff have observed a pair of short-tailed albatross incubating an egg on Eastern Island, Midway Atoll NWR. The adult male was banded as a fledgling on Torishima Island, Japan in 1987. The female was banded as a...
    • Short-tailed Albatross Chick in Washed Over Area on Eastern Island

    • Short-tailed Albatross Chick in Washed Over Area on Eastern Island
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Buildings, facilities and structures; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts; Endangered species;
    • Short-tailed albatross chick in washed over area of Eastern Island near remote viewing camera. A tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan struck the refuge at 11:36 PM on Thursday, March 10th and continued for the next few...
    • Short-tailed Albatross Male Showing the Egg

    • 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

    • 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...
    • Male Short-tailed Albatross Incubating Egg

    • Male Short-tailed Albatross Incubating Egg
    • Birds; Marine birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • This historic photo documents the first siting of a nesting short-tailed albatross (middle) at Midway Atoll national Wildlife Refuge. The two decoys on either side have been used (along with others and accompanying broadcasts of bird calls) on...
    • Male Short-tailed Albatross and Chick

    • Male Short-tailed Albatross and Chick
    • Birds; Migratory birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • A male short-tailed albatross protects his chick. As of 2010, the short-tailed albatross population is estimated to be 1,200 birds. Of these, the total number of breeding age birds is thought to be approximately 600 birds.
    • Female Short-tailed Albatross on Chick

    • Female Short-tailed Albatross on Chick
    • Birds; Migratory birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • This is one of the first images of the female short-tailed albatross with her chick. The chick is the first to be hatched outside of Japan. As of 2010, the short-tailed albatross population is estimated to be 1,200 birds. Of these, the total number...

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