Photo Essays

October 6, 2022
Bay Dawn by Bryan Watts - Some mornings out on the Chesapeake are sublime. This photo was taken while heading out to survey marsh birds. I had left the ramp on the Ware River in the dark and as I left the ware and moved out onto Mobjack Bay the water was like glass. It was surreal like the boat was floating on clouds. As the dawn came up the color enveloped the Bay and I felt like I was traveling into a different dimension. As I got to four points, I stopped the boat to soak up the scene and take a photograph.

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January 3, 2013
Workers on a Panama mudflat. Photo by the Center for Conservation Biology.

Students Travel to Panama to Study Birds and Mangroves

Photos and text by Bryan Watts In January 2011 Bryan Watts and Lesley Bullock led a class from Virginia Commonwealth University to the upper Bay of […]
January 3, 2013

Managing the Peregrine Falcon Population in Virginia

January 3, 2013
Using a Loop to Inspect Crown – Bryan Watts uses a magnifying loop to examine the crown of a Red-cockaded Woodpecker chick. This technique is used to look for red feathers emerging in the crown to determine gender when banding.

Banding Red-cockaded Woodpeckers on Piney Grove Preserve