Prepare to be appalled at the devastation, impressed by the heroism of the refuge staff, and amazed by the unfathomable resilience of some of the native birds and chicks at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Once you’re prepared, check out this remarkable post and gallery by Pete at Midway. Tip of the hat to our own Duncan Wright, who used to work on Tern Island.

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.