Feeding time! This Carolina wren returns with food for new hatchlings. Birds are actively nesting and feeding their young now. Here's how you can help: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS
Feeding time This Carolina wren returns with food for new hatchlings Birds
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All of the whooping cranes alive today, both wild and captive, are descendants of the last 15 remaining cranes found wintering at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in 1941. Learn how we monitor the population today: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Photo: Kevin Sims
All of the whooping cranes alive today both wild and captive are
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*New study dives deep into how Americans view and value nature, with some surprising results: bit.ly/2owsAOB

See the findings: [ Natureofamericans.org Link ]

Photo: Danielle Brigida, USFWS
New study dives deep into how Americans view and value nature with
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Let's work together to spread milkweed, not myths: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Video: Kayt Jonsson, USFWS
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The "horns" of a great horned owl are just feathers. Though they resemble ears, they actually have nothing to do with the owl's hearing. It's thought that the feathers have more to do with owl courtship, camouflage and communication.

Photo by Courtney Celley, USFWS
The horns of a great horned owl are just feathers Though they
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Happy #EarthDay!
We have so much to celebrate and more work to do to ensure the planet is healthy for future generations.

Check out events, tips and places to explore: [ Fws.gov Link ]
Photo: Lisa Hupp, USFWS
Happy EarthDay We have so much to celebrate and more work to
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Congrats to Isaac Schreiber, Winner of Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest! ???? [ Bit.ly Link ]

More incredible youth entries: [ Flic.kr Link ]
Learn about the program: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Congrats to Isaac Schreiber Winner of Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest ????
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In celebration and anticipation for #EarthDay, we're asking you share some of your favorite places on earth: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Tag us with a photo & description of one of your favorite places on earth. Whether it's your backyard, local park or nearby national wildlife refuge -- we want to celebrate these places that ground us and inspire us all at once.
In celebration and anticipation for EarthDay were asking you share some of
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What do you call a group of hummingbirds? A charm, a bouquet, a hover, or a shimmer all apply.

Photo: Anna's hummingbird by Mick Thompson

#birding #nature
What do you call a group of hummingbirds A charm a bouquet a hover or a shimmer all apply
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It flies, pollinates and what an outfit! Surely Anna’s hummingbird is a superhero. Consider these wildlife superheroes- and many more! [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Today is National Bat Appreciation Day! Here are 10 ways you can help bats: [ Bit.ly Link ] ????

Photo: Mexican free-tailed bats by Ann Froschauer, USFWS
Today is National Bat Appreciation Day Here are 10 ways you can help bats: ????
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‪Sometimes an egg is hidden in plain sight. A glimpse into the wonderful world of eggs: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Photo: Black Skimmer Egg by Greg Thompson, USFWS.
Sometimes an egg is hidden in plain sight A glimpse into the
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The Key deer is America’s smallest deer and it only lives in the lower Florida Keys. When they were listed under the Endangered Species Act in 1967, there were fewer than 50 remaining in the wild. Learn more about what key deer face: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Photo courtesy Noni Cay
The Key deer is Americas smallest deer and it only lives in
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At first glance, this doesn't look like much. But look closely. Do you see the vertebrae? When a hunter in Montana discovered this on Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge Complex he had accidentally discovered a new prehistoric sea creature. Learn more of the discovery: [ Yhoo.it Link ]
At first glance this doesnt look like much But look closely Do
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What should you do if you come across a baby bird? With few exceptions, leave it be. It is likely the parents are keeping watch. The young birds we see hopping around are called fledglings and can be mistaken for needing help when they don't: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Photo: Mountain bluebird fledgling, Tom Koerner, USFWS
What should you do if you come across a baby bird With
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Sea turtles begin nesting in early spring and continue through the hot summer months and into the fall. Got a beach vacation planned during that time? Fear not! Here are some ways you can help the sea turtles as you enjoy the beach: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Photo: Green sea turtle buries her eggs by Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Sea turtles begin nesting in early spring and continue through the hot
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Nature always surprises. This juvenile mountain lion calls for others and it's not what you'd expect: [ Vimeo.com Link ]
Nature always surprises This juvenile mountain lion calls for others and its
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Bighorn sheep lambs can walk just hours after they're born, and climb as well as their mothers within just one day! Photo: John West
Bighorn sheep lambs can walk just hours after theyre born and climb
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You're getting verrrrrry sleepy... This young moose puts us in a trance as it rests in sagebrush at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming.

Video: Tom Koerner/USFWS
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