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Charles C. Shafer

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

12100 Beech Forest Rd

Laurel, MD 20708

Telephone:   301-497-5755

Fax:   301-497-5609

Email:   cshafer@usgs.gov  

Biological Technician

Primary Responsibilities: 

Care and husbandry of Sandhill and Whooping  Cranes.  Care and maintenance of mechanical incubators and hatchers.  Cryopreservation of genetic samples from endangered cranes.  Opening non-viable eggs to determine fertility.  Early training of Whooping Crane chicks to follow behind an ultralight aircraft.

Photo of Charles C. Shafer
Education/Training: 

Millersville University, B.S., Ecology, 2001, Minor: Chemistry

Areas of Expertise/Interest:  Avian Husbandry and Ecology
Active Projects: 

Restoration ecology of a migratory flock of whooping  cranes

WCEP: Whooping Crane Eastern partnership; restoration of a migratory flock of whooping cranes in the eastern United States

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