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October 22, 2020

100 Years of Service to Migratory Bird Conservation in North America

This year, the USGS is celebrating the 100-year anniversary of their Bird Banding Laboratory and a century of advancing avian conservation science. Banding is one of the oldest and most important techniques used for studying individual birds. John Tautin, former Chief of the Bird Banding Lab and co-author of Bird Banding in North America: The First Hundred Years, will join

Red-crowned cranes
March 18, 2020

Red-crowned cranes

Photo Contest Winner | March 2020 | Where We Work
Red-crowned cranes at USGS Wildlife Toxicology site visit to Kushiro Marsh, Japan

Eel climbing substrate
December 31, 2019

Eel climbing substrate

Left: Prototype ABS plastic eel climbing ramp under development and testing at CAFRL. New substrate design allows for passage of a wider size range of eels with less need for precise flow regulation. Right: juvenile eel climbing wetted ABS plastic substrate.

Release of radio-tagged silver phase American Eel
December 31, 2019

Release of radio-tagged silver phase American Eel

Radio-tagged silver phase American Eels being released for a CAFRL telemetry study of downstream passage of eels at hydroelectric dams on the Shetucket River, Connecticut.

Frozen wetland Orange, Massachusetts
December 31, 2019

Frozen wetland Orange, Massachusetts

Photo Contest Winner | Jan. 2020 | Honorable Mention
Frozen wetland Orange, Massachusetts

Eel airlift bypass prototype
December 31, 2019

Eel airlift bypass prototype

Prototype design of an airlift developed at CAFL to transport downstream migrant eels through a bypass pipe and away from turbine intakes. The airlift design passes eels as well as a conventional siphon or gravity pipe.

Eel electrosensitivity test apparatus
December 31, 2019

Eel electrosensitivity test apparatus

Apparatus used to test the sensitivity of eels to low-voltage pulsed DC electric fields. Knowledge of sensitivity of eels to electric fields enables development of behavioral barriers that use electricity to guide eels away from turbine intakes.

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December 17, 2019

Osmia georgica, m, back, Maryland

The oft times difficult to id male of the not so hard to id female Osmia georgica. Sometimes bees are inconvenient to work with. Picture by Amanda Robinson. Photography Information: Canon Mark II 5D, Zerene Stacker, Stackshot Sled, 65mm Canon MP-E 1-5X macro lens, Twin Macro Flash in Styrofoam Cooler, F5.0, ISO 100, Shutter Speed 200. USGSBIML Photoshopping

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December 17, 2019

Thryothorus ludovicianus, Carolina Wren, collected outside of lab

Carolina Wren - Thryothorus ludovicianus. A common co-inhabitant with human nests. In this case a Wren made a nest in a tub of rags we had outside under a shed roof. We watched it for a while, but then found the tub also had a Black Rat Snake and the nest was mysteriously abandoned. We took a picture of the left over egg....lovely in its speckles laid down in the birds

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December 17, 2019

Melitta americana, m, ga, baker, face

Cranberry lover from Georgia. This is a classic example of a bee whose range is restricted by the pollen it needs to feed its young. Melitta americana Occurs only in blogs that contain cranberry plants and since there are not that many blogs that contain cranberry plants, or blogs in general, in the South one does not get to see many specimens of the species, thus it was

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