Where the Wild Birds Are

“It’s like finding a needle in a haystack at night.” U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologists are working to tag and collect data on offshore bird species to inform offshore energy decisions and minimize impacts. The five year BOEM funded study looks into three diving bird species and includes catching and tagging birds in freezing cold water in the dead of night. Innovative satellite tags allow for longer periods of data collection and therefore, more informed decision making.

Photo Credit: Jonathan Fiely, USGS