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Alpha Flag Code: EM
Capture date: 5-4-15
Sex: Male
Location: The Long-billed Curlew Area of Critical Environmental Concern(ACEC) between Middleton and Emmett Idaho.
Namesake: Thor and his mate of two years, Valkyrie, were named by Middleton High School Students after the biology classes held a naming contest. The names Thor and Valkyrie were chosen since the Middleton High School mascot is the Viking. In Norse mythology, Thor is the god of thunder and Valkyrie is an angel.

Read about Thor and Valkyrie in this blog post: The curlew of thunder, spit swabs, and bendy beaks

Thor and Valkyrie were proud parents in 2015. Here’s a photo of their newly hatched chick and pipping eggs! Photo by Stephanie Coates

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