September 12, 2017

The leaving ecology of whimbrel

By Bryan Watts | bdwatt@wm.edu | (757) 221-2247 September 12, 2017 We have spent years standing on Box Tree Dock listening for their rallying calls through […]
July 13, 2017

National Park Service and CCB continue to assess exposure of eagle nestlings to contaminants

By Bryan Watts | bdwatt@wm.edu | (757) 221-2247 July 13, 2017 The National Park Service (NPS) is the keeper of our most precious crowned jewels. It […]
July 12, 2017

Crossover Knots

By Bryan Watts | bdwatt@wm.edu | (757) 221-2247 July 12, 2017 HHE is a red knot with the code “HHE” stamped in black letters on a […]
July 11, 2017

James River eagle recovery enters final chapter

By Bryan Watts | bdwatt@wm.edu | (757) 221-2247 July 11, 2017 One of the enduring questions in population ecology is: what determines the size of a […]
July 10, 2017

Late arrival and breeding in juvenile-plumaged night herons

By Bryan Watts | bdwatt@wm.edu | (757) 221-2247 July 10, 2017 Age to first breeding is a relatively consistent trait across heron species and typically coincides […]
July 5, 2017

Cliff swallow population explosion continues in coastal Virginia

Cliff swallows are a wonder to see up close. Adults are richly colored in a combination of deep chestnut, cream, blue, and salmon that is reminiscent […]
June 23, 2017

Woodpecker partnership records first success within the Great Dismal Swamp

Conservation partners are celebrating the first successful breeding of the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker within the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Two young woodpeckers were banded on […]
April 7, 2017

Assisting with Conservation of the Steppe Whimbrel

The Steppe Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus alboaxillaris) is one of the least studied forms of migratory shorebirds on earth. The form was first described in 1921, and […]
April 6, 2017

Another Raptor Kill in Argentina

José Sarasola has reported another large raptor kill in the La Pampa Province of Argentina. José is the director of El Centro para el Estudio y Conservacion […]
April 5, 2017

Big Mud

One day after our arrival in Panama City, we stood on the shoreline looking in awe over the mudflats that stretch out into the blue haze […]
April 4, 2017

Eagle photographers contribute to science

March 28, 2017

People and Shorebirds Flock to Beaches

March 17, 2017

Bridge Birds

January 12, 2017

Moving Woodpeckers 2

January 11, 2017

OspreyWatch Anniversary

January 11, 2017

Tracking eagles in 3D

January 10, 2017

Plovers Navigate the Dangers of Hurricane Matthew

January 6, 2017

Breeding birds of Virginia

January 5, 2017

Virginia peregrine falcons leap forward

January 4, 2017
Black rail walking through a salt marsh

Eastern black rails in free fall

October 3, 2016

Whimbrel Conservation on the Acadian Peninsula

September 30, 2016

Peregrines and Bridges

September 30, 2016

Spring weather dampens woodpecker season

September 27, 2016

Mapping bald eagle movement corridors in the Northeast