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Photo credits: Cliff Swallow by Gavin McKinnon/Macaulay Library; Golden-fronted Woodpecker by Marcy Barbosa/BirdSpotter; Tree Swallow by Marie Read; Calliope Hummingbird by Marya Moosman/Macaulay Library; Cornell Botanical Gardens by Justin Muir; Gunnison Sage-Grouse by Gerrit Vyn.

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