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This time of year, piping plovers are returning to beaches up and down the East Coast, preparing to lay eggs and raise chicks in their summer homes. But where have these shorebirds been all winter? Biologists have discovered some in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Amanda holds a bat while mist-netting with the National Park Service. Photo courtesy of Amanda.

Welcome to Amanda Selnick, a new member of the endangered species crew in our West Virginia Field Office!  What is your professional background and experience with the Service? I graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2012 with a degree in ecology, behavior, and evolution. I knew that I wanted to be a wildlife biologist, but I had to start somewhere. My first job after college was at the Cabeza… Read More

Alicia Protus, recent grad from the State University of New York, has joined our New Jersey Office.