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Aerial survey for Black Brant at Izembek Lagoon, Alaska
December 31, 2020

Aerial survey for Black Brant at Izembek Lagoon, Alaska

Example of a photo from the USFWS fall aerial survey for Black Brant at Izembek Lagoon. Inset shows a closer view of four Black Brant (bottom) with a Cackling Goose (top) foraging on eelgrass.  We can use artificial intelligence to automate counting birds in each photo to develop population estimates.

Animated plot of migration tracks for adult Snow Geese in the Western Arctic Population
December 31, 2020

Migration tracks for adult Snow Geese in the Western Arctic Population

Animated plot of migration tracks for adult Snow Geese in the Western Arctic Population, from Fall 2018 to Winter 2019. Each colored dot represents an individual goose. The red polygon on the north slope of Alaska represents the 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, where these geese briefly stage each fall.  Locations are derived from GPS/GSM collars that were

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Semipalmated Sandpipers with leg bands or leg bands plus flag
December 31, 2020

Semipalmated Sandpipers with leg bands or leg bands plus flag

Semipalmated Sandpipers with A) Leg bands only (no flag), or B) leg bands plus flag From: Leg flags do not affect shorebird nests: https://doi.org/10.1111/jofo.12264

Argos Wildlife Tracking Tundra Swan
January 22, 2020

Argos Wildlife Tracking Tundra Swan

Illustrates the where of all Tundra Swan that were tracked using Argos Wildlife Tracking.

Geologist at Yukon Tanana Uplands Alaska
December 31, 2019

Geologist at Yukon Tanana Uplands Alaska

Geologist at Yukon Tanana Uplands Alaska.  This is part of the Earth MRI project.

Argos Wildlife Tracking of Blue-winged Teals
December 31, 2019

Argos Wildlife Tracking of Blue-winged Teals

Argos Wildlife Tracking of Blue-winged Teals

Argos Wildlife Tracking of Marbled Godwits
December 31, 2019

Argos Wildlife Tracking of Marbled Godwits

Argos Wildlife Tracking of Marbled Godwits

Argos Wildlife Tracking of Northern Pintails
December 31, 2019

Argos Wildlife Tracking of Northern Pintails

Argos Wildlife Tracking of Northern Pintails

Argos Wildlife Tracking of Yellow-billed Loons
December 31, 2019

Argos Wildlife Tracking of Yellow-billed Loons

Argos Wildlife Tracking of Yellow-billed Loons

Keychain in Inupiaq for USGS outreach activities about bird banding and reporting
December 3, 2019

Keychain in Inupiaq for USGS outreach activities about bird banding

Keychain developed for USGS outreach activities about bird banding and reporting in Inupiaq and English. Inupiaq translation provided by Qaiyaan and Jana Harcharek.

Tundra swan on the Colville River Delta
October 31, 2019

Tundra swan on the Colville River Delta, Alaska

Tundra swan on the Colville River Delta, Alaska 2013.

Beaver dam and lodge on the Wrench Creek, Noatak National Preserve
October 16, 2019

Beaver dam and lodge on the Wrench Creek, Noatak National Preserve

Beaver dam and lodge on the Wrench Creek, Noatak National Preserve