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Biologist scout for federally-endangered birds at Kissemmee Prarie 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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An entomologist scouts for El Segundo flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus terminatus). This insect was thought to be extinct since the end of the 1960s but a small remnant population of less than 100 individuals was discovered in the early 2000s.

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An entomologist scouts for El Segundo flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus terminatus). This insect was thought to be extinct since the end of the 1960s but a small remnant population of less than 100 individuals was discovered in the early 2000s.

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An entomologist scouts for El Segundo flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus terminatus). This insect was thought to be extinct since the end of the 1960s but a small remnant population of less than 100 individuals was discovered in the early 2000s.

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An entomologist searches for a federally endangered Delhi Sands flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus abdominalis). With fewer than 1,000 individuals left, this is the only fly to be federally listed.

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Biologists work in the pouring rain, searching for a rare fish, the smoky madtom (Noturus baileyi) ( IUCN: Critically endangered, US: Endangered) in Abrams Creek, TN.

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A young boy climbs and forages for food in his kitchen at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A young boy climbs and forages for food in his kitchen at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A young boy climbs and forages for food in his kitchen at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A biologist lifts rocks hunting for snakes in the Ozarks of southern Missouri.

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A biologist lifts rocks hunting for snakes in the Ozarks of southern Missouri.

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A biologist lifts rocks hunting for snakes in the Ozarks of southern Missouri.

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A young girl bird watching along the Steamboat Trace trail between Peru and Nebraska City, Nebraska.

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A young man and girl bird watching along the Steamboat Trace trail between Nebraska City and Peru, Nebraska.

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A young girl bird watching along the Steamboat Trace trail between Peru and Nebraska City, Nebraska.

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A young girl bird watching along the Steamboat Trace trail between Peru and Nebraska City, Nebraska.

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A young girl bird watching along the Steamboat Trace trail between Peru and Nebraska City, Nebraska.

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A young girl bird watching along the Steamboat Trace trail between Peru and Nebraska City, Nebraska.

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Near Needles, CA., workers clear roadways through the Mojare desert on BLM land as part of a project to enhance a new casino area being built by the folks with the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe. Whenever building/construction in the desert is federally related like this, a “monitor” is usually present to walk with the construction gear and look out for desert tortoises.

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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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An insect crew searches for the endangered Salt Creek tiger beetle along Little Salt Creek.

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An insect crew searches for the endangered Salt Creek tiger beetle along Little Salt Creek.

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An insect crew searches for the endangered Salt Creek tiger beetle along Little Salt Creek.

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An insect crew searches for the endangered Salt Creek tiger beetle along Little Salt Creek.

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An insect crew searches for the endangered Salt Creek tiger beetle along Little Salt Creek.

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An insect crew searches for the endangered Salt Creek tiger beetle along Little Salt Creek.

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Biologists search for ivory-billed woodpeckers at Cache River National Wildlife Refuge.

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Biologists search for ivory-billed woodpeckers at Cache River National Wildlife Refuge.

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Vulnerable Hyacinth macaws (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) search for palm nuts in Brazil’s Pantanal.

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Vulnerable Hyacinth macaws (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) search for palm nuts in Brazil’s Pantanal.

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Vulnerable Hyacinth macaws (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) search for palm nuts in Brazil’s Pantanal.

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