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Thousands of sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis) roost on the Platte River during their annual migratory stopover at the Rowe Audubon Sanctuary near Gibbon, NE. With water in the river fully appropriated for urban areas and agriculture, many wonder how long it will be until the river runs dry. Some 600,000 to 800,000 cranes use just a few miles of the river in central Nebraska–areas that have been been mechanically cleared of the woody vegetation that the birds can’t tolerate.

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Thousands of sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis) roost on the Platte River during their annual migratory stopover at the Rowe Audubon Sanctuary near Gibbon, NE. With water in the river fully appropriated for urban areas and agriculture, many wonder how long it will be until the river runs dry. Some 600,000 to 800,000 cranes use just a few miles of the river in central Nebraska–areas that have been been mechanically cleared of the woody vegetation that the birds can’t tolerate.

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Thousands of sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis) roost on the Platte River during their annual migratory stopover at the Rowe Audubon Sanctuary near Gibbon, NE. With water in the river fully appropriated for urban areas and agriculture, many wonder how long it will be until the river runs dry. Some 600,000 to 800,000 cranes use just a few miles of the river in central Nebraska–areas that have been been mechanically cleared of the woody vegetation that the birds can’t tolerate.

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Thousands of sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis) roost on the Platte River during their annual migratory stopover at the Rowe Audubon Sanctuary near Gibbon, NE. With water in the river fully appropriated for urban areas and agriculture, many wonder how long it will be until the river runs dry. Some 600,000 to 800,000 cranes use just a few miles of the river in central Nebraska–areas that have been been mechanically cleared of the woody vegetation that the birds can’t tolerate.

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Crop dusting plane over corn in the Platte River Valley of central Nebraska.

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A clean up crew hired by BP tries to sop oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, along the shoreline on Queen Bess island in Barataria Bay, Louisiana.

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Brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) soar in the sky above Grand Isle, Louisiana.

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An oiled white ibis (Eudocimus albus) lifts off from a rookery on a barrier island in Barataria Bay, Louisiana.

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A crew of BP contract workers remove booms saturated with oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill from important bird breeding habitat in the Gulf of Mexico.

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American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) feed at Waveland Farm near Walton, Nebraska.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) in flight over Cancun, Mexico.

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Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) from Sierra Chincua, Mexico.

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American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) feed at Waveland Farm near Walton, Nebraska.

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American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) feed at Waveland Farm near Walton, Nebraska.

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American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) feed at Waveland Farm near Walton, Nebraska.

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American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) feed at Waveland Farm near Walton, Nebraska.

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A flock of Canada geese (Branta canadensis) over the Platte River near Ashland, NE.

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A coastal cave filled with what most likely are Noack’s roundleaf bats (Hipposideros ruber) in Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A coastal cave filled with what most likely are Noack’s roundleaf bats (Hipposideros ruber) in Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A coastal cave filled with what most likely are Noack’s roundleaf bats (Hipposideros ruber) in Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A coastal cave filled with what most likely are Noack’s roundleaf bats (Hipposideros ruber) in Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A coastal cave filled with what most likely are Noack’s roundleaf bats (Hipposideros ruber) in Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A coastal cave filled with what most likely are Noack’s roundleaf bats (Hipposideros ruber) in Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A palm nut vulture (Gypohierax angolensis) flies above the south coast of Mexico, near Playa Tortuga.

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A palm nut vulture (Gypohierax angolensis) flies above the south coast of Mexico, near Playa Tortuga.

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A giant petrel (Macronectes giganteus) follows a boat near Ushuaia, Argentina.

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An endangered black-browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophrys) in flight over the West Falkland’s New Island.

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Two striated caracaras (Phalcoboenus australis) (IUCN: Near Threatened) or ‘Johnny Rooks’ at the West Falkland’s New Island. The 6,000-acre island has been sold to a natural history trust.

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An imperial shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps), a type of cormorant, in flight in the West Falkland Islands.

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An imperial shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps), a type of cormorant, in flight in the West Falkland Islands.

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An imperial shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps), a type of cormorant, in flight in the West Falkland Islands.

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A bird flies above South Georgia Island in the Antarctic Peninsula.

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A pair of blue-fronted (or turquoise-fronted) Amazon parrots (Amazona aestiva) in flight in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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Blue-fronted (or turquoise-fronted) Amazon parrots (Amazona aestiva) in flight in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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

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

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