Tree swallows line up at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum. These birds are most often seen in treeless areas, but get their name from where they nest. Many thanks as always, to those who share their wildlife moments with us!

Photo courtesy of Joshua Pelta-Heller/Koala Photography
When you think of salmon you may think of huge rivers and shiny fish, but as you can see they rely on small streams too. They look pretty ragged don't they? They put all their energy into finding the best nursery for their young.
50+ stunning wildlife photos from U.S. Department of the Interior's Instagram: on.doi.gov/2cDuGlQ
Pause for those paws! Polar bears have small β€œsuction cups” on the soles of their feet for traction on slippery ice.

For more info on how cool (pun intended) polar bears are: [ Bit.ly Link ] Happy #InternationalPolarBearDay!
Congrats to shorebirds everywhere. You're all stars . #Piper

Piping Plover at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
Photo: Sarah Fensore/USFWS
Black-footed ferrets spend lots of time underground, living and raising their young in prairie dog burrows.

Want to learn more of their story? Check out the work being done to help them and the live cam: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Photo: Elisa Dahlberg / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mountain-Prairie Region
Change is hard. If you're a snowshoe hare, it starts with your ears and feet.
With wings outstretched, this roseate spoonbill appears to be pondering its next move. Looking for places to be in the presence of impressive birds? Check out these excellent #wildliferefuge recommendations: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Photo: Craig Kittendorf/USFWS
St. Marks and St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuges
The breathtaking feathers of familiar birds: [ Bit.ly Link ]
At night, forest elephants are found in natural clearings called bais, where they gather to socialize and drink mineral-rich water. It's thought that 80 percent of elephants' activities at bais now take place at night, a switch in response to human activities. Learn more about their vocalizations and the fascinating night lives of forest elephants: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Today is Presidents' Day! What a great day to take a walk or explore your local national wildlife refuge and enjoy public lands that belong to you! Use your zip code and find a wildlife refuge: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Photo: Timothy H. Kaufman/USFWS
Love watching birds where you live? The Great Backyard Bird Count is taking place right now, through the 20th! It doesn't take much time to participate and you can log your findings online. Learn more: [ Birdcount.org Link ]

Helpful list of common birds of North America: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Credit: Bill Thompson/USFWS
Today is #WorldPangolinDay! Pangolins are amazing! They live in Africa and Asia and are the only scaly mammals in the world. Unfortunately, pangolin populations are decreasing rapidly due to poaching and international illegal trafficking. We're working with others to help them: [ Bit.ly Link ] #SavePangolins

Photo: Maria Diekmann/Rare and Endangered Species Trust
Great video on Wisdom with her new chick! Wisdom, the Laysan albatross, is 66 years old and her chick hatched a few days ago: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Fantastic news! Wisdom, the oldest known breeding bird at 66 years old, welcomes another chick into world: bit.ly/2lcjeT7

Photo: Naomi Blinick/USFWS
Monarch butterfly population reports indicate that they continue to decline. The number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico this year dropped by 27 percent. Let's work together to help the monarch: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Photo by Lisa Hupp/USFWS
When you and bae are very different: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Photos: Coyote and badger at Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center. By Kimberly Fraser, USFWS
Hey kiddo, you're my little tweet heart. Happy Valentine's Day!
Tender wildlife moments: [ On.doi.gov Link ]