October 3, 2018

CCB collaborates on study of winter ecology of Ipswich sparrows

By Fletcher Smith | fmsmit@wm.edu | (757) 221-1617 & Sydney Bliss (M.Sc candidate at Dalhousie University) October 3, 2018
October 3, 2018

A heron’s tale

By Bryan Watts | bdwatt@wm.edu | (757) 221-2247 October 3, 2018
October 2, 2018

Female peregrines under pressure

By Bryan Watts | bdwatt@wm.edu | (757) 221-2247 October 2, 2018
September 26, 2018

Losing ground to sea-level rise

By Bryan Watts | bdwatt@wm.edu | (757) 221-2247 September 26, 2018
August 23, 2018

Anhingas march north

By Bryan Watts | bdwatt@wm.edu | (757) 221-2247 August 23, 2018
July 17, 2018
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Expedition Chesapeake

By Bryan Watts | bdwatt@wm.edu | (757) 221-2247 July 17, 2018 The Chesapeake Bay is one of the largest estuaries in North America and one of […]
July 17, 2018

Up and down year for Virginia woodpeckers

By Bryan Watts | bdwatt@wm.edu | (757) 221-2247 July 17, 2018 The 2018 breeding season was a roller coaster for endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers in Virginia.  Moving […]
July 17, 2018

Urban herons hold their own

By Bryan Watts | bdwatt@wm.edu | (757) 221-2247 July 17, 2018 CCB biologists have monitored breeding herons within residential neighborhoods of tidewater Virginia (including the cities […]
July 16, 2018

The fish factory

By Bryan Watts | bdwatt@wm.edu | (757) 221-2247 July 16, 2018 The brown pelican and double-crested cormorant nesting colony on South Point Marsh is like a […]
July 16, 2018

Eagle productivity continues slide

By Bryan Watts | bdwatt@wm.edu | (757) 221-2247 July 16, 2018 The 2018 breeding season along the James River continued a trend that has been documented […]
April 5, 2018

Eagles after the storm

By Bryan Watts | bdwatt@wm.edu | (757) 221-2247 April 5, 2018 For the Northeast coast, the winter of 2017-2018 went out with a dramatic train of […]
April 4, 2018

Georgia coast critical for migrating red knots

By Bryan Watts | bdwatt@wm.edu | (757) 221-2247 and Fletcher Smith | fmsmit@wm.edu | (757) 221-1617 April 4, 2018 The coast of Georgia plays a significant […]
April 3, 2018

A good year for woodpeckers

By Bryan Watts | bdwatt@wm.edu | (757) 221-2247 April 3, 2018 2017 was a good year for red-cockaded woodpeckers in Virginia.  The combined spring, breeding, and […]
April 2, 2018

Networking Eagles

By Bryan Watts | bdwatt@wm.edu | (757) 221-2247 April 2, 2018 Nonbreeding bald eagles are highly social and form communal roosts around profitable foraging sites.  We […]
March 30, 2018

Flying to Mecca

By Bryan Watts | bdwatt@wm.edu | (757) 221-2247 March 30, 2018 Fletcher Smith and I had been working birds on the Acadian Peninsula for ten days. […]
January 8, 2018

Gender Divide in Bald Eagles

By Bryan Watts | bdwatt@wm.edu | (757) 221-2247 January 8, 2018 Unlike many familiar bird species, male and female bald eagles have identical plumage making them […]
January 8, 2018

Virginia Peregrines have Mixed Year in 2017

By Bryan Watts | bdwatt@wm.edu | (757) 221-2247 January 7, 2018 Virginia supported a known population of 29 pairs of peregrine falcons during the 2017 breeding […]
January 8, 2018

Moving Woodpeckers 3

By Bryan Watts | bdwatt@wm.edu | (757) 221-2247 January 6, 2018 “She’s a peeker,” I whispered over the radio to let Bart Paxton know that the […]
January 3, 2018

Using the sword of Damocles to decapitate The Migratory Bird Treaty Act

By Bryan Watts | bdwatt@wm.edu | (757) 221-2247 January 3, 2018 On 22 December as the nation was gearing down for the festive Christmas holiday, the […]
October 6, 2017

A tough year for Chesapeake osprey

By Bryan Watts | bdwatt@wm.edu | (757) 221-2247 October 6, 2017 The grumblings have gotten louder and louder over the past three years and have increasingly […]
October 5, 2017

Clutch size in Chesapeake Bay bald eagles: an unexpected history

By Bryan Watts | bdwatt@wm.edu | (757) 221-2247 October 5, 2017 There was a time during the late 1800s through the mid-1900s when bird eggs were […]
October 4, 2017

No good news for eastern black rails in NC and GA

By Bryan Watts | bdwatt@wm.edu | (757) 221-2247 October 4, 2017 The eastern black rail is listed as endangered in six states and is currently under […]
October 3, 2017

Reese Lukei, Jr.

By Bryan Watts | bdwatt@wm.edu | (757) 221-2247 October 3, 2017 One half hour before dawn we walked the trail in darkness with no conversation, placed […]
September 13, 2017

Hope survives

By Bryan Watts | bdwatt@wm.edu | (757) 221-2247 September 13, 2017 Irma, the storm that began as a puff of wind off the western coast of […]