How will you get your dad
outside this Father’s Day?
From our 2013 Fishing Derby at our Northeast Regional Office in Hadley, Mass. Credit: USFWS
In 2011 alone, 33.1 million U.S. residents 16 and up fished somewhere in the U.S. Credit: USFWS
Fishing isn’t just about the fish! From helping to hook the worm and cast the line to reeling in that big one, this great American pastime gives the opportunities for fond memories and relationships. Credit: USFWS
She reeled in a big fish at the Northeast Fishery Center’s annual fishing event in Lamar, Penn. Credit: Joe Vickless/USFWS
We’ve got to take a moment to tell you about some other cool dads, too.
Mom and dad American oystercatchers share all incubation and chick rearing duties! Credit: USFWS
This female red-necked phalarope at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland doesn’t provide the parental care. For all kinds of phalaropes, the male provides all of it! Credit: USFWS
Here’s a male phalarope – the red phalarope. Males are actually duller in color and markings than females, which is unusual for birds. Credit: Lee Karney/USFWS
In most vireo species, the males help with brooding eggs and feeding nestlings/fledglings. Blue-headed vireos and yellow-throated vireos, in particular, appear to have a nearly equal split in these parenting duties between males and females. This red-eyed vireo was photographed in Hawley, Mass. Credit: Bill Thompson/USFWS