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Wake Island

An aerial view of Wilkes Island, one of the three islands making up Wake Atoll. Located on the west side of the atoll, Wilkes Island is now home to a bird sanctuary of approximately 12 different species of both sea and shore birds and about 40,000 birds total. This conservation effort is a joint project between the US Air Force and the US Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department of the Interior. Photo courtesy of the US Air Force.