Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Video about 2007 waterfowl survey

From the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service:

Every spring and summer for the past 50 years, teams of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pilot-biologists have taken to the skies to survey North America’s waterfowl breeding grounds.

Flying more than 80,000 miles, crisscrossing the country just above the treetops, they and observers on the ground record the number of ducks, geese and swans, and assess the quality and quantity of waterfowl breeding habitats. From the wide-open bays and wetlands of the eastern shores of North America to some of the most remote regions of Canada and Alaska, they are documenting an important part of our wild heritage.
Click here for a 22-minute video about the 2007 survey, with reports from the pilot-biologists. The video provides a nice follow-up to a previous blog post, and I liked hearing from the biologists who collected the data for the annual survey and watching footage of the habitat and the birds.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service



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