This spring, Friends of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and the Refuge each purchased 3 radio transmitter backpack units to be deployed this summer on white-faced ibis. This last week, during annual duck banding efforts, USGS Waterfowl Research Crew Leader Andrea Mott and Technician were able to capture 6 ibis and deploy the transmitters. Watch this space for a forthcoming article about the important research these birds are now a part of.

Photo of white-faced ibis with radio transmitter backpack