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USGS and USFWS biologists survey terns at Poplar Island, MD

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At Poplar Island in the Chesapeake Bay, MD, Peter McGowan (USFWS, left) and Diann Prosser (USGS, right) capture fledgling common terns to read plastic colored leg bands that identify individual birds. Here interagency collaboration leads to benefits for wildlife and people. Army Corps of Engineers and the Port Authority of Baltimore have been restoring this historic barrier island with dredge spoil material- creating nesting habitat for waterbirds, maintaining productivity at the port, and providing coastal storm protection for Maryland's Eastern Shore.


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