Manx Shearwater fledgling
Manx Shearwater
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Teams with Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology to Support Bird Watching

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology on February 20, 2008 outlining efforts to work together to promote birding, habitat conservation and citizen science to a broad audience across the country. The Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology leads the nation in involving the public in bird watching, science, and conservation.

The partnership with the Cornell Lab is yet another step forward in the Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System Birding Initiative. The initiative was launched by Service Director H. Dale Hall in 2006 to raise awareness among birders of opportunities and conservation programs on units of the National Wildlife Refuge System and help them fully appreciate the importance of refuges in the lives of their favorite wildlife.
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