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Approaching Nihoa

Approaching Nihoa

Approaching island of Nihoa to capture Millerbirds for translocation. Image credit: G. Wallace/American Bird Conservancy

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Preparing food dishes for captured Millerbirds

Preparing food dishes for captured Millerbirds

Preparing tasty treats for little tweets. While acclimating to captivity on Nihoa, millerbirds were...

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Holding cages for Millerbirds

Holding cages for Millerbirds

Peter Luscomb, aviculture/husbandry lead for the project, places fresh food and water into a...

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Setting up the mist net

Setting up the mist net

Fred Amidon, FWS biologist, setting up a mist net used to capture Millerbirds on Nihoa. Image credit: H. Freifeld/US Fish and Wildlife Service

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A peek inside the holding cage

A peek inside the holding cage

A view inside a holding cage, with millerbird. Image credit: R. Kohley/American Bird Conservancy & US Fish and Wildlife Service

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Nihoa camp

Nihoa camp

Camp set-up on Nihoa. Five-gallon water-tight buckets are the luggage of choice in the remote...

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Searcher arrives at Nihoa

Searcher arrives at Nihoa

After a 30-hour journey from Honolulu, the M/V Searcher lies at anchor off Nihoa, and the team is...

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Millerbird holding cages

Millerbird holding cages

A view of the holding cages above the main camp. Tents housing the five team members staying on the...

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Millerbird posing on Laysan Island

Millerbird posing on Laysan Island

Nice pose of a Millerbird, the morning after release on Laysan. Image credit: R. Kohley/American Bird Conservancy & US Fish and Wildlife Service

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Hanging out in the naupaka

Hanging out in the naupaka

A Millerbird watching for unsuspecting insects in the naupaka (Scaevola taccada) on Laysan Island....

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Millerbirds wants YOU

Millerbirds wants YOU

A closer look. Note color bands - in addition to a numbered metal band, each bird released on...

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At home on Laysan.

At home on Laysan.

Laysan already feels like home. Image credit: R. Kohley/American Bird Conservancy & US Fish and Wildlife Service

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Onboard the Searcher

Onboard the Searcher

Millerbirds safely onboard the M/V Searcher, bound for Laysan. All birds were fed several time daily...

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Transfer of birds off Nihoa

Transfer of birds off Nihoa

Transfer of birds off Nihoa. Eric VanderWerf (Pacific Rim Conservation) passes a bank of four...

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Transfer of birds onto zodiac

Transfer of birds onto zodiac

Transfer of birds off Nihoa. Daniel Tsukayama (USFWS/ABC) passes a bank of cages to Gillian Wysock...

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Transfer of birds off Nihoa - a tricky moment

Transfer of birds off Nihoa - a tricky moment

Daniel Tsukayama holds birds above the surge while Eric VanderWerf and Cameron Rutt (USFWS/ABC)...

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Next Stop: Laysan

Next Stop: Laysan

Millerbirds safely loaded on the zodiac and leaving Nihoa for the M/V Searcher. Image credit:...

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Arrival on Laysan

Arrival on Laysan

Twenty-four millerbirds in their holding cages, safely installed in shelves on Laysan Island. Peter...

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