Chance Hines
Chance Hines

Research Biologist
(757) 221-1696

Research Background
Chance first became a part of the CCB team in 2014 as a seasonal technician studying wintering sharp-tailed sparrows. He joined the team full time in 2018 and currently studies red-cockaded woodpecker populations in Virginia, wintering coastal songbird ecology, and the effects of sea level rise on breeding marsh birds. Chance also assists with several other field projects including those that focus on bald eagles, long-distance migrating shorebirds, and breeding forest songbirds. When Chance is not in the field, he is analyzing data collected by CCB as part of a variety of current and past projects.

M.S. in Ecology, Old Dominion University

Recent Publications

Watts, B. D., C. Hines, L. Duval and A. L. Wilke 2022. Exposure of Whimbrels to offshore wind leases during departure from and arrival to a major mid-Atlantic staging site. Avian Conservation and Ecology 17(2):31.

Hines, C. H., L. S. Duval, and B. D. Watts. 2022. Winter Abundance and Survival of Sharp-tailed Sparrows at the Eastern Shore of Virginia NWR: Year 2022 Report. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series, CCBTR-22-03. William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA. 19 pp.

Watts, B.D., Smith, F.M., Hines, C., Duval, L., Hamilton, D.J., Keyes, T., Paquet, J., Pirie-Dominix, L., Rausch, J., Truitt, B. and Winn, B., 2021. Whimbrel populations differ in trans-atlantic pathways and cyclone encounters. Scientific Reports, 11(1), pp.1-9.

Hines, C. H., L. S. Duval, and B. D. Watts. 2021. Status of eastern black rails within Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge: Year 2021 Report. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series, CCBTR-21-07. William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA. 18 pp.

Hines, C.H. and Watts, B.D., 2021. Aggregations of Polistes Wasps Over-Wintering in Artificial Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Cavities. Southeastern Naturalist, 20(1), pp.29-36.