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Burning the midnight oil

July 15, 2020 - 00:00
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The Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge biology crew has been busy working the night shift lately at the Eagle Lake facility. Night captures are a critical part of managing the wild population. The crew at the refuge says that replacing transmitters on adult birds and fitting transmitters on this year’s wild-reared chicks will allow them to monitor the wild flock and locate nests in the spring. The facility’s ACE (American Conservation Experience) interns are a critical part of these night captures. Working alongside experienced refuge biologists also helps them prepare for a career in the field of wildlife conservation. Courtesy photos by M. Stroud/USFWS