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Bill Longington

Retired: Transmitter removed June 2018!

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National Elk Refuge in Jackson, WY


Bill was the winning name selected in a student naming contest. Names in this contest were submitted by all the classes that are involved in our Curlews in the Classroom program. Students at Lake Hazel and Pepper Ridge Elementary schools both suggested the names “Bill” and “Bill Longington”, respectively. Great minds think alike!

Bill is mated to our curlew, A.J.

After tracking A.J.’s migration in 2014, we returned to the Elk Refuge in 2015 and were happy to see A.J. was paired up and had an active nest. Because of her transmitter it was easy for us to find her nest and then catch her mate, Bill.

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