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 Girl Scouts gather before helping plant 80 native plants to aid the monarch butterfly at San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Kayt Jonsson / USFWS
Girl Scouts gather before helping plant 80 native plants to aid the monarch butterfly at San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Kayt Jonsson / USFWS

Connecting Our Constituencies

February 24, 2017

To remain relevant in a changing world, the Service is reaching out to audiences who, in the past, have been ignored or forgotten by the Service. At the same time, we remain committed to our traditional audiences. Our latest digital magazine has several features about how we are reaching new stakeholders and connecting our constituencies.
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A green jay at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge in Texas. Credit: Mike Carlo / USFWS
A green jay at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge in Texas. Credit: Mike Carlo / USFWS

Wildlife Refuges: Where the Birds Are

February 22, 2017
Some people gladly awaken at 4 a.m. and drive hours to glimpse a rare Kirtland's warbler. Other people barely know a robin from a bald eagle, but they love to walk outdoors. For both types – experienced birders and newbies alike – national wildlife refuges are wonderful places to see birds in natural habitat.
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Wisdom checks in with her newest chick. Credit: Naomi Blinick / USFWS Volunteer
Wisdom checks in with her newest chick. Credit: Naomi Blinick / USFWS Volunteer

Wisdom, the World’s Oldest Known Wild Bird, Has a New Chick

February 14, 2017
On a remote atoll in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Laysan albatross Wisdom just became a mother again. Last December, volunteers and staff at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Memorial documented that Wisdom, at least 66, had returned to the atoll and was incubating an egg with her mate. About two months later, word came from Midway, Wisdom had hatched another chick!
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