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Learn more about our science in action in the field and laboratory. Check out some of our available photos and videos. For more information, e-mail werc_web@usgs.gov

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May 21, 2020

Count the bats -- how do your skills compare to a bat biologist's?

Do you have what it takes to be a bat biologist? USGS bat researchers are counting Townsend’s big eared bats to monitor how their populations are doing. Watch the video to try your hand at a bat count and see how your skills compare to a USGS scientist! You don’t need sound to count the bats—but if you turn your sound on you’ll be able to hear the bats’ echolocation calls

Dark brown insect with big eyes looks out over the edge of a petri dish
May 9, 2020

Dragonfly nymph

A dragonfly nymph

Long, skinny insect with big eyes and fins at the tail end in a petri dish
May 1, 2020

Damselfly nymph

Damselfly nymph

Long skinny insect with three fins at its tail end and large eyes, in a petri dish
May 1, 2020

Damselfly nymph

Damselfly nymph

From under an airplane wing high above the ground, we see green hills, with a rainbow extending down from behind airplane wing
March 19, 2020

Rainbow captured along the CA coast from a plane

This photo was taken during an aerial photographic survey of seabirds and marine mammals along the California Coast. The project is supported by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and helps planning in advance of potential offshore wind energy development along the California Coast.

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Duck with dark head, white neck and breast, and grey body in the water
December 28, 2019

Northern Pintail Drake at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge

Northern Pintail Drake at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge

Nine ducks in flight above a grassy area
December 24, 2019

Flock of northern pintail ducks at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

Flock of northern pintail flying at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

Flock of 7 ducks in the air in a rough V formation
December 24, 2019

Flock of northern pintail flying at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

Flock of northern pintail flying at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

Male and female pintail ducks at the water's edge
December 4, 2019

Hen and drake northern pintail at Colusa NWR

Hen and drake northern pintail at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge

Flock of white geese with dark wingtips in flight
December 4, 2019

Ross’s Goose flight at Colusa NWR

Ross’s Goose flock in flight at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge

Learn more about USGS goose and duck research here.

Flock of white geese at the water's edge with a few ducks
December 4, 2019

Ross’s Geese on levee at Colusa NWR

Ross’s Geese (and a few ducks) on levee at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge

Learn more about USGS goose and duck research here.