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Biologists survey Hawaii's waterbirds

HONOLULU (AP) - Dozens of wildlife biologists are patrolling Hawaii's wetlands for a biannual statewide waterbird survey.

The biologists on Wednesday will examine more than 250 wetland sites statewide where native and migratory waterbirds gather, including marshes, reservoirs, golf course canals, prawn farms, sewage treatment plants and Honolulu International Airport's reef runway.

Department of Land and Natural Resources Chairwoman Laura Thielen says the information collected will help the state monitor and manage its endangered waterbirds, migrant waterfowl and shorebirds.

The state has been conducting waterbird surveys for more than 30 years.

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