Endangered species; Birds; Birds of prey; Captive breeding; Reintroduction; Raptors;
1976, (41 FR 187). Long recognized as a vanishing species (Cooper 1890, Koford 1953, Wilbur 1978), the California condor remains one ofthe world’s rarest and most imperiled vertebrate species. Despite intensive conservation...
A dramatic presentation by Finley and Bohlman of a dead Western Grebe in front of its young, notice the red coloring at the neck of the Grebe. Finley and Bohlman were out the end the feather hunting that was destroying habitats of birds, especially...
A FWS biologist is setting a trap to tag the endangered Delmarva Fox Squirrel. This large, slate grey tree squirrel has an unusually full, fluffy tail and white belly. Once found throughout the Delmarva Penninsula, remnant populations of the...
Wildlife viewing; Connecting people with nature; Habitat conservation; Landscape conservation; Wildlife refuges; Roads; Transportation
America’s Byways™ provide
opportunities to experience the beauty,
histor y, and natural heritage of our
country. The mission and goals of the
National Scenic Byways Program are
consistent with those of the National
Wildlife Refuge System.
Both sexes of the American Black Duck have almost identical plumage. The body is a dark brown color, the crown is a lighter brown on the neck and head, with a dark stripe through the eye. In flight, the white wing linings can be seen in contrast...
videography; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; wildlife refuges; wildlife conservation
Challenges Met - Promises Kept. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is the largest of four refuges in the Complex; Eastern Neck, Martin, and Susquehanna are the other refuges.
The administration office is located about 12 miles south of...
Work of the Service;Wildlife refuges;Habitat conservation
CHECKING WEATHER STATION. Refuge employees monitor a wide variety of habitat conditions. Weather station monitoring at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland provides critical information for management decisions.
Endangered species; Policies; Work of the Service; Marine mammals;
Christopher Columbus was the first European to report seeing a manatee in the New World. To Columbus, and other sailors who had been at sea for a long time, manatees were reminiscent of mermaids—the mythical half-fish, half-woman creatures of the...