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Woman holds up a brown and white goose wearing a GPS collar
September 17, 2019

USGS field biologist Andrea Mott displays a recently marked Tule Goose

USGS field biologist Andrea Mott displays a recently marked Tule White-fronted Goose.

An invasive Cuban treefrog in New Orleans, LA.
August 23, 2019

Outstanding in the Field (Ep 4): Amphibian Surveys – Call of the Frog

The USGS Ecosystems Mission Area brings you Outstanding in the Field, a series of stories about our science, our adventures, and our efforts to better understand our fish and wildlife and the ecosystems that support them. In this episode we describe the USGS’s efforts to track frog populations in the southeast United States. 
 

A female mule deer with a GPS-satellite collar at a water source with two fawns.
August 7, 2019

Mule deer with a GPS-satellite collar with fawns at a water source

A female mule deer with a GPS-satellite collar at a water source with two fawns.

White and and brown geese crowded together near a barrier
July 25, 2019

Lesser Snow Geese are herded into a pen to await banding

Lesser Snow Geese are captured using a helicopter to herd them into large pens to await banding.

White and brown geese clustered in a pen in a grassy area near a wetland
July 25, 2019

Lesser Snow Geese in a pen awaiting banding

Lesser Snow Geese are captured using a helicopter to herd them into large pens to await banding.

Woman stands in a grassy area holding a white goose with a collar
July 25, 2019

USGS field biologist Andrea Mott displays a Lesser Snow Goose

USGS field biologist Andrea Mott displays a recently marked Lesser Snow Goose.

Woman holds a white goose wearing a GPS collar
March 12, 2019

USGS field biologist Andrea Mott displays a recently marked goose

 USGS field biologist Andrea Mott displays a recently marked Lesser Snow Goose.

Who's who?  Front and back print casts of grizzly (top) and black bear (bottom).
February 27, 2019

Who's who? Print casts of grizzly (top) and black bear (bottom).

Who's who?  These are print casts of front and back paw prints of a grizzly bear (top) and black bear (bottom). The casts on the right are the front paws of each species; the casts on the left are the back.  How do you tell? 

Grizzly/brown bear toes are closer together and form a fairly straight line above the paw pad. On a black bear, the toes are further apart and

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Juvenile salt marsh harvest mouse
December 31, 2018

Juvenile Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris)

USGS wildlife biologists holding a juvenile salt marsh harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris). The species is listed as "endangered" under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.

Outstanding in the field podcast album art
December 10, 2018

Outstanding in the Field (Ep 1): To Bee or Not to Bee

The USGS Ecosystems Mission Area brings you Outstanding in the Field, a series of stories about our science, our adventures, and our efforts to better understand our fish and wildlife and the ecosystems that support them. This episode's buzz is all about pollinators, the birds, bees, bats, beetles, and other animals that feed on pollen from plants and help bring about one

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December 8, 2018

Burrowing Owl at LAX Dunes Preserve

A burrowing owl, captured by a wildlife camera, standing next to the enterence of its den.

Manatee Health Assessment
December 6, 2018

Manatee Health Assessment

USGS conducts a health assessment on a mantee in Crystal River, Florida.