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WERC's Lisa Allen with Least Bell's Vireo Hatchling

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Lisa Allen, wildlife biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, attaches a serialized band on a Least Bell’s Vireo hatchling at the Santa Margarita river on Camp Pendleton, Calif. The Least Bells Vireo travels south during the winter months. Biologists use the golden bands to identify the survival rate of the returning birds the following year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drake Nickels)


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