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Trapping and banding the federally endangered Florida grasshopper sparrow at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park.

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A member of a banding crew looks for the federally endangered Cape Sable seaside sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus mirabilis). This bird is down to about 2,000 individuals and declining. Nearly all of this species is found within the Everglades National Park in southern Florida.

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Red knot (Calidris canutus), a candidate species for listing due to a rapid decline in population. The bird is dependent on one food during it’s northward migration: horseshoe crab eggs. Overfishing of the crabs has led a dramatic the decline of both knots and crabs. This bird was captured as part of a banding study by the Delaware Bay Shorebird Project.

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Red knot (Calidris canutus), a candidate species for listing due to a rapid decline in population. The bird is dependent on one food during it’s northward migration: horseshoe crab eggs. Overfishing of the crabs has led a dramatic the decline of both knots and crabs. This bird was captured as part of a banding study by the Delaware Bay Shorebird Project.

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Red knot (Calidris canutus), a candidate species for listing due to a rapid decline in population. The bird is dependent on one food during it’s northward migration: horseshoe crab eggs. Overfishing of the crabs has led a dramatic the decline of both knots and crabs. This bird was captured as part of a banding study by the Delaware Bay Shorebird Project.

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Red knot (Calidris canutus), a candidate species for listing due to a rapid decline in population. The bird is dependent on one food during it’s northward migration: horseshoe crab eggs. Overfishing of the crabs has led a dramatic the decline of both knots and crabs. This bird was captured as part of a banding study by the Delaware Bay Shorebird Project.

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Red knot (Calidris canutus), a candidate species for listing due to a rapid decline in population. The bird is dependent on one food during it’s northward migration: horseshoe crab eggs. Overfishing of the crabs has led a dramatic the decline of both knots and crabs. This bird was captured as part of a banding study by the Delaware Bay Shorebird Project.

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Red knot (Calidris canutus), a candidate species for listing due to a rapid decline in population. The bird is dependent on one food during it’s northward migration: horseshoe crab eggs. Overfishing of the crabs has led a dramatic the decline of both knots and crabs. This bird was captured as part of a banding study by the Delaware Bay Shorebird Project.

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Red knot (Calidris canutus), a candidate species for listing due to a rapid decline in population. The bird is dependent on one food during it’s northward migration: horseshoe crab eggs. Overfishing of the crabs has led a dramatic the decline of both knots and crabs. This bird was captured as part of a banding study by the Delaware Bay Shorebird Project.

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Red knot (Calidris canutus), a candidate species for listing due to a rapid decline in population. The bird is dependent on one food during it’s northward migration: horseshoe crab eggs. Overfishing of the crabs has led a dramatic the decline of both knots and crabs. This bird was captured as part of a banding study by the Delaware Bay Shorebird Project.

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Red knot (Calidris canutus), a candidate species for listing due to a rapid decline in population. The bird is dependent on one food during it’s northward migration: horseshoe crab eggs. Overfishing of the crabs has led a dramatic the decline of both knots and crabs. This bird was captured as part of a banding study by the Delaware Bay Shorebird Project.

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Red knot (Calidris canutus), a candidate species for listing due to a rapid decline in population. The bird is dependent on one food during it’s northward migration: horseshoe crab eggs. Overfishing of the crabs has led a dramatic the decline of both knots and crabs. This bird was captured as part of a banding study by the Delaware Bay Shorebird Project.

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Red knot (Calidris canutus), a candidate species for listing due to a rapid decline in population. The bird is dependent on one food during it’s northward migration: horseshoe crab eggs. Overfishing of the crabs has led a dramatic the decline of both knots and crabs. This bird was captured as part of a banding study by the Delaware Bay Shorebird Project.

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Red knot (Calidris canutus ssp. rufa), a candidate species for listing due to a rapid decline in population. The bird is dependent on one food during it’s northward migration: horseshoe crab eggs. Overfishing of the crabs has led a dramatic the decline of both knots and crabs. This bird was captured as part of a banding study by the Delaware Bay Shorebird Project.

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Red knot (Calidris canutus ssp. rufa), a candidate species for listing due to a rapid decline in population. The bird is dependent on one food during it’s northward migration: horseshoe crab eggs. Overfishing of the crabs has led a dramatic the decline of both knots and crabs. This bird was captured as part of a banding study by the Delaware Bay Shorebird Project.

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Portrait of a bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus), caught for banding in grasslands along the Platte River near Wood River, Nebraska.

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An endangered (IUCN and US) golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) caught in a mist net by scientists from the Nature Conservancy. Scientists net and band golden-cheeked warblers at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas.

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An endangered (IUCN and US) golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) caught in a mist net by scientists from the Nature Conservancy. Scientists net and band golden-cheeked warblers at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas.

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A piping plover (Charadrius melodus). (US: Endangered)

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Volunteer Jon Thaxton with a Florida scrub-jay (threatened) at the Mary Thaxton preserve in Oscar Scherer State Park near Osprey, FL.

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Researchers use binoculars to search for peregrine falcon chicks along the Colville River. The researchers band the chicks in order to track what habitat the birds are using repeatedly and how old the birds are when they return to the nest.

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White-fronted geese under go capture and leg banding by biologists on the western part of the Slope near Teshukpuk Lake. The on going study has surveyed the population, age and health of several goose species for decades in hope of better managing the flocks.

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White-fronted geese under go capture and leg banding by biologists on the western part of the Slope near Teshukpuk Lake. The on going study has surveyed the population, age and health of several goose species for decades in hope of better managing the flocks.

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White-fronted geese under go capture and leg banding by biologists on the western part of the Slope near Teshukpuk Lake. The on going study has surveyed the population, age and health of several goose species for decades in hope of better managing the flocks.

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A biologist from the Sutton Avian Research Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, handles a male prairie chicken.

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A white-fronted goose runs to freedom after being leg-banded by biologists. Annual goose surveys take place in the Teshekpuk Lake area, home to critical nesting habitat for many species of waterfowl.

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Biologists gather white-fronted geese to band and test for the avian flu in Alaska’s North Slope near Teshukpuk Lake.

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Biologists gather white-fronted geese to band and test for the avian flu in Alaska’s North Slope near Teshukpuk Lake.

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White-fronted geese under go capture and leg banding by biologists on the western part of the Slope near Teshukpuk Lake. The on going study has surveyed the population, age and health of several goose species for decades in hope of better managing the flocks.

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White-fronted geese under go capture and leg banding by biologists on the western part of the Slope near Teshukpuk Lake. The on going study has surveyed the population, age and health of several goose species for decades in hope of better managing the flocks.

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The threatened Florida scrub-jay, shown at Oscar Scherer State Park in FL.

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The threatened Florida scrub-jay, shown at Oscar Scherer State Park in FL.

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Volunteer Jon Thaxton with a Florida scrub-jay (threatened) at the Mary Thaxton preserve in Oscar Scherer State Park near Osprey, FL.

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