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Modified 7-May-12
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Michael Keys, wildlife biologist at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, led a field trip to the Panacea Unit of the Refuge to band some baby red-cockaded woodpeckers. An interested group watched as he extracted the chicks from the nest cavity, banded them and then inserted them back into the nest. Keys has been instrumental in increasing the population of this endangered species by placing artificial nesting cavities in longleaf pine trees. This outing was another of the Refuge programs aimed at "connecting people with nature."

Photos by Lou and Betsy Kellenberger

Categories & Keywords
Category:Lifestyle and Recreation
Subcategory Detail:Hiking
Keywords:St. Marks, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, banding, birds, endangered species, florida, longleaf pine, public lands, red-cockaded woodpeckers, refuge, wakulla, woodpeckers

Guestbook for Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Banding SMNWR
Joseph Panello(non-registered)
Those are some nice looking woodpeckers.
Joanne Brown(non-registered)
Helping nature keep the woodpeckers from extention is a very good project. We are only on this earth for a short time, and we need to do all we can to preserve what we have had the experience of enjoying, such as these red-headed woodpeckers. Thanks Betsy and Lou for preserving them in your wonderful pictures!
Joanne Wadsworth Brown
Francie Stoutamire(non-registered)
What a wonderful event and pictures! Especially good to see young folks there, thanks heaps for sharing.
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