Backpacks for Birds Tell Us Where They Spend Their Winters

Golden-cheeked Warbler, photo: Melissa Cheatwood

How do biologists know where birds spend their time?

Color banded golden-cheeked warbler, photos: Brad James
Biologist Scott Rowin mist-netting a warbler, photo: Brad James

“Backpacks” Help Track Birds

Geolocator with penny for scale and after application on a bird, photos: Abra Zobel/USFWS
Putting on the geolocator, video by Abra Zobel/USFWS

Bird Backpacks in Action

Biologist Jim Mueller with decoy for mist netting, photo: Abra Zobel/USFWS

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Updates from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.