Courtney Turrin with transmittered Bald Eagle

Courtney Turrin

Research Technician 2013-2015
Graduate Student 2011-2013

Research Background
Courtney collaborated on a variety of projects. In the field, she conducted eagle surveys and raptor banding and nest monitoring programs. In the office, she worked as a researcher, R statistical analyst, and writer/editor. Courtney was also a previous CCB graduate student. Her master’s thesis focused on intraspecific territorial intrusions and nest guarding in Bald Eagles in the lower Chesapeake Bay.

B.S. in Biology, Bucknell University
M.S. in Biology, College of William and Mary

Recent Publications

Watts, B. D. and C. Turrin. 2017. Mapping bald eagle activity shadows around communal roosts: Implications for management guidelines. Journal of Wildlife Management 81:928-937.

Watts, B. D. and C. Turrin. 2016. Assessing hunting policies for migratory shorebirds throughout the Western Hemisphere. Wader Study 123(1):6-15.

Mojica, E. K., B. D. Watts, and C. Turrin. 2016. Utilization Probability Map for Migrating Bald Eagles in Northeastern North America: A Tool for Siting Wind Energy Facilities and Other Flight Hazards. PLoS ONE 11(6): e0157807.

Turrin, C. and B. D. Watts. 2015. Sustainable mortality limits for migratory shorebird populations within the east Asian-Australasian flyway. Stilt 68:2-17.

Turrin, C., B. D. Watts, E. K. Mojica. 2015. Landfill use by bald eagles in the Chesapeake Bay region. Journal of Raptor Research 49(3): 239-249.

Turrin, C. and B. D. Watts. 2015. Nest guarding in Chesapeake Bay bald eagles. Journal of Raptor Research 49: 18-28.

Watts, B. D., E. T. Reed, and C. Turrin. 2014. Estimating Sustainable Mortality Limits for Shorebirds Using the Western Atlantic Flyway. Wader Study 122: 37-53.

Turrin, C., B. D. Watts, and M. A. Byrd. 2014. Recovery of breeding bald eagles along the lower Delmarva peninsula. The Raven 85(2):26-30.

Turrin, C., and B.D. Watts. 2014. Intraspecific intrusion at Bald Eagle nests. Ardea 102:71-78.

Wilson, M.D., and C. Turrin. 2014. Assessing the role of marsh habitat change on the distribution and decline of Black Rails in Virginia. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series, CCBTR-14-009. College of William and Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University, Williamsburg, VA. 14 pp.

Mallon, J., K. Rittenhouse, and C. Turrin. 2011. Kestrels of the World. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association.
C. Turrin. 2009. Predation behaviors of invasive and native crayfish on juvenile American eels in the Hudson River basin. Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports, Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies.