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SELAWIK: Refuge Staff Member Boosts Birdwatching
Alaska Region, June 26, 2009
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Clyde Ramoth and young Selawik birdwatchers pause for a group photo during their bird walk on a glorious May afternoon in the arctic.
Clyde Ramoth and young Selawik birdwatchers pause for a group photo during their bird walk on a glorious May afternoon in the arctic. - Photo Credit: n/a

Spring bird migrations in the arctic are truly spectacular and eagerly awaited by local residents. The skies literally come alive after the near emptiness and silence of the long winter. This year Clyde Ramoth, Refuge Information Technician for the Selawik NWR, shared the joy of spring birdwatching and being outdoors with children in the Iñupiaq Eskimo village of Selawik. Clyde passed out binoculars and led the youngsters on walks around the village, encouraging them to look for birds and talking with them about proper respect for birds and other animals. On one of the walks Clyde found himself shepherding 29 enthusiastic children, many of them younger than 7.  These successful walks built on a program started in the village the previous year by Friends of Alaska Refuges. Thanks to Clyde for his leadership and hard work!


Contact Info: Susan Georgette, 907-442-3799 ext 16, susan_georgette@fws.gov



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