August 13th, 2012
From bald eagles, blue-winged teals and sandhill cranes to snow geese, puffins, boobies and purple gallinules, hundreds of birds show their colors on national wildlife refuges. Now, the public can learn all about enjoying birds on refuges on the Refuge System’s new birding Web pages, including information on special events, family activities, backyard birding and citizen science and amazing conservation stories. The pages are available at this link. To submit birding stories, photos or other information to the pages – or for general information the Refuge System birding program – contact Mike Carlo (703-358-1938; Michael_Carlo@fws.gov) in the Branch of Visitor Services.