Attu to Agattu Ptarmigan Translocation 2005

Photos by Steve Ebbert unless otherwise noted.
A four-year program to restore a new population of Evermann's rock ptarmigan on Agattu Island. The 2005 effort was the third season. These are photos from that trip. To learn more about the project, see: Ned Rozell's story about the project

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Flying ATV dangles before loading onto skiff bound for Attu landing. Evermann's rock ptarmigan Evermann's rock ptarmigan Evermann's rock ptarmigan.
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Evermann's rock ptarmigan. Evermann's rock ptarmigan on Attu. Taking off on the Attu runway. Clait Braun holds a male Evermann's rock ptarmigan on Attu. Photo by Greg Wann.
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Clait Braun with Evermann's rock ptarmigan. Clait discusses ptarmigan ecology with Robb. Photo by Greg Wann. Clait and Robb Kaler with rock ptarmigan. Greg Wann with rock ptarmigan.
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Bill Taylor spots ptarmigan on Attu Island. Brad Benter stalking ptarmigan on Attu Island. Escape! Karab Cove, Agattu Island

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Last updated: 12/17/06