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Birders from 38 U.S. states, 9 Canadian provinces and 3 Canadian territories tracked rusty blackbirds on their northward migration from the southeastern U.S. up through Canada and into Alaska. Scientists will use the data from the Blitz to target future conservation efforts and research initiatives.

Four years ago, in the summer of 2010, the Refuge deployed 30 geolocator tags on 30 separate Arctic terns. Just recently, staff captured the handsome gentleman they have nicknamed Giovanni (Geo, for short). Credit: USFWS

Originally posted on Summer with the seabirds:
Arctic Terns have arguably the most impressive migration of any bird – they travel from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back again just about every year of their lives.  While we’ve known for a while where the terns travel, how they get there has been something of a mystery. Do they travel along the coastline? Do they take a direct route from Maine to…

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When hawks fly across landfills, they find smokestacks perfect for perching. But these methane-burning stacks are dangerous, expelling flames that burn hawks.