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Bryan Watts gets photographed with Bald Eagle

04-06-15It’s time to watch for Ospreys and count cranes[unknown]BirdWatching Magazine
03-27-15Eagles claw back from the brink along Rappahannock River and beyondShenk, S.The Free Lance-Star
03-24-15Stony Point eagles abandon their nest; another try expected next yearSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
03-20-15Downtown heron colony probably defunct, experts saySpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
03-18-15Ospreys have a house warming in new digs at Back Bay refugeBarrow, M. R.The Virginian-Pilot
03-17-15The Great Dismal Swamp - Restoring a swamp means undoing a piece of George Washington's legacyCrawford, A.Nature Conservancy Magazine
03-17-15Richmond has three eagle nests for first time in modern historySpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
03-10-15Are Richmond's herons not coming, or just late?Springston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
01-28-15Incredible Site FidelitySt. John, K.WQED: Outside My Window
01-22-15Virginia’s Peregines ThriveSt. John, K.WQED: Outside My Window
01-05-15In the red: Climate change threatens red knot populationDreyfuss, A.Virginia Commonwealth University: News
01-04-15Rising sea level swallowing red knot’s migration stopoversBlankenship, K.Bay Journal
12-01-14Virginia's Wild CoastPriestley, K.Nature Conservancy Magazine
11-23-14Peregrine falcon is back at Oceanfront for 18th yearBarrow, M. R.The Virginian-Pilot
11-13-14Rare Southern Songbird Thrives in 'Biological Deserts': Pine Tree FarmsQui, L.National Geographic News
10-20-14Shenandoah National Park’s peregrine population picks upHedelt, R.The Free-Lance Star
10-07-14People migrate to Blue Ridge to see migrating hawksSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
10-06-14Locate And Protect Eagle RoostsSt. John, K.WQED: Outside My Window
10-06-14Eagle found along the James River has diedRohr, A.The News & Advance
09-08-14Tiny bird makes epic journey back to St. CroixLewin, A.Virgin Islands Daily News
09-06-14James River eagles soaring; survey identifies 223 breeding pairsSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
08-25-14Blueberry-eating shorebirds!Barrow, M. R.The Virginian-Pilot
08-14-14Bird bands are bird biosBarrow, M. R.The Virginian-Pilot
08-07-14Ospreys make an Elizabeth River comebackTennant, D.The Virginian-Pilot
07-15-14Restoration of state-threatened peregrine continues in Shenandoah National ParkGraham, C. (ed)Agusta Free Press
07-13-14Threatened peregrine falcons reaching new heightsTennant, D.The Virginian-Pilot
07-07-14Sex, violence, airplanes and the comeback of the national birdMcClain, J.College of William and Mary: News and Events
06-27-14Audubon Society members hunt for nocturnal birdsNewman, E.Laramie Boomerang
06-22-14What are least terns up to? hanging out at the mallBarrow, M. R.The Virginian-Pilot
06-20-14Cormorants: The Miraculous Comeback of a Misunderstood BirdPelton, T.Save the Bay Magazine
06-16-14Chesapeake Bay is world's top breeding ground for ospreyDietrich, T.Daily Press
06-02-14R&D projects will give US state an advantageWilliams, A.Offshore Wind Journal
05-26-14Scientists work to help rare Virginia birdSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
05-20-14William and Mary biologists rescue, relocate James River Bridge peregrine falcon chicksPawlowski, S. J.Daily Press
05-07-14Two peregrine falcon chicks relocated from Norris BridgeChillemi, T.The Southside Sentinel
05-07-14A feathery recoveryNorthern Neck News
04-09-14Careful siting can make offshore wind farms safe for the birdsMcClain, J.College of William and Mary: News and Events
03-26-14Bald Eagle Population Soaring in Virginia After Near Extinction (Video)Rose, T.Guardian Liberty Voice
03-26-14Once Endangered, Bald Eagle Populations SoarWatts, B. D.LiveScience
03-25-14Research project needs volunteers to locate nests, observe activityLollar, K.News-Press
03-24-14Bald eagles go from zero to record levels in the James RiverDietrich, T.Daily Press
03-23-14Behind Wildlife Data: The Animals That Make Research PossibleKnoblauch, M.Mashable
03-17-14Center for Conservation Biology begins 2014 bald eagle count in VAAssociated PressDaily Journal
03-11-14More eagles, more questionsMcClain, J.College of William and Mary: ideation
03-09-14Coastal Journal: Ospreys, eagles in annual turf warBarrow, M. R.The Virginian-Pilot
02-14-14Record number of bald eagle nests, chicks spotted on Yadkin[Anonymous]The Dispatch
02-12-14Another snowy owl lands in Fairfax County, perches atop Springfield MallJackman, T.The Washington Post
01-24-14Blue herons are nesting among the bald eagles, but why?Stevens, L.College of William and Mary: News and Events
01-18-14Birds' migration secrets to be revealed by space trackerVidal, J.The Guardian
01-06-14Freezing cold pushing some birds southWeise, E.USA Today
01-05-14In the red: Climate change threatens red knot populationDreyfuss, A.Virginia Commonwealth University: News
12-31-13Maryland authorities probe shooting deaths of bald eaglesSomers, M.The Washington Times
11-22-13Laughing gull numbers drop on Virginia’s Eastern ShoreAssociated PressRichmond Times-Dispatch
11-21-13Laughing gulls get drowned out on Eastern ShoreTennant, D.The Virginian-Pilot
10-15-13More herons call area waterways homeDennen, R.The Free Lance-Star
09-30-13Great blue herons make huge comeback, survey showsSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
09-28-13Local osprey stops over in CubaBarrow, M. R.The Virginian-Pilot
09-17-13Machi and Goshen’s legacy: Increased shorebird-hunting regulationsMcClain, J.College of William and Mary: News and Events
09-08-13Look up in wonderBlankenship, K.Bay Journal
09-04-13Bald Eagles Are Back In A Big Way — And The Talons Are OutShogren, E.NPR's Morning Edition
08-22-13Purple martin festival to proceed — without the birdsSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
08-16-13She Did Not Die in Vain…Sorenson, L.Caribbean Birding Trail
08-15-13Watching for WhimbrelsHausman, S.WVTF
07-29-13The James River: Comeback central for bald eaglesMcClain, J.College of William and Mary: News and Events
07-26-13New survey shows bald eagle pairs along James River skyrocketing in VirginiaAssociated PressThe Washington Post
07-26-13Eagle pairs along James River skyrocketingSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
07-09-13Protecting One of Virginia's Most Endangered BirdsHausman, S.WVTF Public Radio
06-26-13Eaglet rescued after recent storm destroys nest on Jamestown IslandLangley, C.The Virginia Gazette
06-20-13Public Observations Requested for Statewide Osprey CensusKaszas-Hoch, J.The Sandpiper
06-19-13Global warming afflicting birdsSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
06-16-13Peregrine falcon chicks 'rescued' from James River BridgeDietrich, T.Daily Press
06-11-13VDOT moves nine Peregrine Falcons from local bridgesKnight, M.WTKR NewsChannel 3
06-04-13Elusive birds get boost from citizen scienceLangley, C.The Virginia Gazette
05-25-13Protective osprey dries out from the rainBarrow, M. R.The Virginian-Pilot
05-22-13Shorebirds find a sea of Idaho grassBarker, R.Idaho Stateman
05-20-13Owners, neighbors split on plan to preserve marshSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
05-07-13Richmond Eagle Cam birds lose one of their 2 chicksSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
04-23-13Hampton Roads Joins the Virginia Aquarium for OspreyWatch 2013 (Photos)Delaney, S.Examiner
04-16-13Lecture on ospreys at VIMS on ThursdayThe Virginia Gazette
04-15-13Osprey lecture offered Thursday at VIMSSabo, M.Daily Press
04-12-13Rare downtown falcons tending five eggs in new nestSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
03-29-13Osprey nest removed from Kingsmill cell towerBill O'DonovanThe Virginia Gazette
03-28-13Osprey Watch 2013Henry, H.WTKR NewsChannel 3
03-20-13Why We're Giving Bald Eagles Onboard GPSWatts, B. D.Live Science
03-18-13Ospreys offer clues on the environmentSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
03-14-13Richmond’s eagle pair, Virginia and James, have two chicksSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
03-14-13Richmond’s bald eagles have new family, 2 chicks spotted in birds’ nestAssociated PressThe Washington Post
03-08-13OspreyWatch begins second seasonWatts, B. D.College of William and Mary: News and Events
03-08-13Wanted: Osprey Watchers as Citizen-ScientistsWatts, B. D.Live Science
03-05-13Researchers get award for work with golden eaglesCenter for Conservation BiologyCollege of William and Mary: News and Events
03-05-13Osprey Pair Waste No Time Getting to WorkBarrow, M. R.The Virginian-Pilot
02-26-13Bald eagles: The comeback birdClark, P.The Washington Post
02-07-13Citizen Scientists, Participate in OspreyWatchBarrow, M. R.The Virginian-Pilot
02-03-13Tracking the PackAthens, E.New York Times
01-29-13Herons return to island near Shockoe SlipSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
12-20-12In the media: Faculty inform the press[Anonymous]College of William and Mary: News and Events
12-13-12A grants administrator gets a night out in the fieldWhelan, J.College of William and Mary: News and Events
12-12-12Richmond Eagle Cam a no-go for 2013Springston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
12-11-12Hope the whimbrel sheds her 'wire' after four years of studyWatts, B. D.College of William and Mary: News and Events
12-11-12Hope the whimbrel will not be tracked any moreLewin, A.Virgin Islands Daily News
12-10-12Hope Lands in St. Croix for the Winter[Anonymous]St. Croix Source
11-29-12Chicken Meat Rains on VermontSweet. R.Planet S: Saskatoon's City Magazine
11-26-12Migrating bald eagles congregate at Maryland damSchaefer, M. A.Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
11-24-12An unlikely venue for shooting eagles - with a cameraSchaefer, M.
11-22-12Well-traveled whimbrel set free after years of tracked dataTennant, D.The Virginian-Pilot
11-20-12Reality show: Eagle videos reveal deadbeat dads, cheating wives and nest intrusionsStevens, L.College of William and Mary: Ideation Magazine
11-20-12Among the eagles: Deadbeat dads, nest intrusions and cheating wivesStevens,
11-19-12Among the eagles: deadbeat dads, nest intrusions and cheating wivesStevens, L.College of William and Mary: News and Events
11-13-12Birds-Eye View Of Hurricane Sandy From The Rear-view Mirror [Video]Callari,
11-12-12To Birds, Storm Survival Is Only NaturalAngier, N.New York Times
11-01-12Dark Moon Traveler: Pulling an All-Nighter with OwlsDybas, C. L.Natural History Magazine
10-30-12Hurrican Sandy Aftermath: What Happens to the Birds?Dell'Amore, C.National Geographic
10-13-12St. Albans native heads research project for far-ranging shorebirdsSteelhammer, R.West Virginia Gazette
10-10-12Development boom puts pressure on Panama wetlandsZamorano,
10-10-12It's raining chickenVaughn, C.USA Today
10-09-12VA SHORE: Hunks of raw chicken rain down on horse farm, strike student riderVaughn, C.delmarvanow
10-04-12Hope's transmitter falls silent, but Crucians spot the whimbrel in good condition in her winter homeLewin, A.Virgin Islands Daily News
09-28-12Scientists examine fall migratory pathways and habits of whimbrelsAbraham, S.
09-25-12VCU Rice Center/Center for Conservation Biology scientists examine fall migratory pathways and habits of whimbrelsAbraham, S. A.Virginia Commonwealth University: News Center
09-25-12Tenacious Whimbrels Can Handle Hurricanes, Not Habitat LossWells, J.National Geographic
08-29-12Flying Into a Hurricane - A Bird's PerspectiveEaton, S.National Geographic: News Watch
08-28-12Tracking bird migration - storms[Anonymous]The Raptor Center
08-25-12Some Birds us a Hurricane to Fly Fast - REALLY Fast!Butler, R.Environmental News Network
08-20-12Bird walks: Join birding expert Bill Williams Saturday at New Quarter Park, York CountyVan Mullekom, K.Daily Press
08-18-12Whimbrels on the move, and monitored over the AtlanticSwick, N.American Birding Association
08-16-12Whimbrel Fly South Over Deep WaterOgle, J.Community Idea Stations
08-15-12Scientists identify previously unknown Whimbrel migration pathway over open Atlantic OceanVirginia Commonwealth
08-11-12Hope the shorebird returns to Eastern Shore. Again.Tennant, D.The Virginian-Pilot
08-03-12Bald eagles soaring toward recovery in VirginiaThompson, A.Richmond Times-Dispatch
08-02-12Purple Martins Flock to Va. for Annual Summer StaySzkotak, S.ABC News
08-02-12Purple haze: festival celebrates the return of thousands of martins to downtown Richmond, VaSzkotak, S.The Washington Post
07-26-12Eagle StalkersBarrow, M. R.The Virginian-Pilot
07-23-12Unusual bird flock returns to Shockoe BottomSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
06-22-12Passport to Nature: The Best Reality ShowMcCann, T.Nature
06-20-12Osprey Feel the HeatPelton, T.Save the Bay Magazine
06-18-12Correspondent of the Day: Eagle Cam united chat room's membersCrawford, W.Richmond Times-Dispatch
06-05-12'Ghost trees' victims of rising sea levelsMcKenna, M.BBC News Magazine
06-05-12June Faculty and Staff Features[Anonymous]Virginia Commonwealth University: News Center
06-05-12Virginia's dying marshes and climate change denialNasaw, D.BBC News Magazine
06-04-12Eagle news: Another youngster flies; a parent chases away an intruderSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
06-04-12Virginia is for Red Knots, TooAbraham, S. A.Virginia Commonwealth University: News Center
06-01-12Dr. Brian Watts Received Mitchell A. Byrd AwardFields, L. and A. Schreck (eds.)VSO Newsletter
06-01-12Conservation Corner: Tracking WhimbrelsSmith, F. M.VSO Newsletter
05-30-12Scientists Track Shorebirds to Find Cause of DeclinePelton, T.The Environment in Focus
04-29-12Nesting InstinctsSiber, K.National Parks Conservation Association
04-10-12Hope (the Whimbrel) ReturnsCosier, S.Audubon Magazine
04-08-12Richmond chicks look healthy; wounded one healsSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
04-05-12Osprey comeback complete on baySabo, M.Daily Press
04-04-12The Bald Eagles of the James River Exhibition[Anonymous]Discover the James
03-30-12Eagle wildlife drama turning too tense for someSzkotak, S.The Virginian-Pilot
03-29-12Bigger eaglet aims butt at sibling and lets it flyBryan, A.WTVR
03-28-12‘Richmond Eagle Cam’ Baby Chick Wounded (Video)Dawson, J.LongIsland Press
03-28-12Larger Richmond Eagle Cam chick wounds sibling; food also a concernSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
03-26-12Bald Eagles population continues to rise in areaWilson, S. S.Hopewell News and Patriot
03-23-12Camera Live-Streams Baby Eagles From RichmondJones, E.WAMU
03-21-12Life in Richmond eagle nest brutal, naturalSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
03-20-12"Ghost Trees" on the York RiverEdlund, A. W.Richmond Times-Dispatch
03-19-12Richmond eagle chicks hatch, join resurgent VA populationJones, E.WFIR
03-18-122nd chick hatches on Richmond Eagle Cam[Anonymous]UPI
03-18-12Richmond eagles have a full nest with second chickSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
03-18-12Second Richmond eagle chick hatched at 7:31 a.m. todaySpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
03-16-12About to hatch, Richmond bald eagle chicks face many threatsRoyal M. and S. KhawajaWTVR
03-14-12Egg watch enters third daySpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
03-13-12First eagle egg could hatch Tuesday or Wednesday[Anonymous]Richmond Times-Dispatch
03-01-12Unlocking Migration's SecretsWeidensaul, S.Audubon Magazine
02-26-12Virginia shows why the eagle is the nation's symbolSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
02-24-12Become an Osprey Watcher: Connect with a Global Community of Observers [Anonymous]Virginia Commonwealth University: News Center
02-11-12Eagles minding two eggsSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
02-10-12Tracking down the Cooper's Island eaglesThompson, A.Richmond Times-Dispatch
01-17-12Bald Eagle Pair Ready for Their Close-UpAbraham, S. A.Virginia Commonwealth University: News Center
01-17-12Richmond Eagle Cam news spot[Anonymous]WTVR
01-16-12LIVE VIDEO: Majestic birds a click away on 'eagle-cam'Springston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
01-14-12Scientists: Lead bullets poison bald eaglesNealon, C.Daily Press
11-17-11A Whimbrel Called Hope[Anonymous]U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
11-09-11Machi the shorebird shot in Guadeloupe after surviving 6,000km hurricane odysseyHopper, T.National Post
10-19-11Watts: Chesapeake wildlife in the balanceWatts, B. D.Richmond Times-Dispatch
10-17-11Birds Survived Storms Only To Be Shot Down By HuntersYoung, R.Here and Now on WBUR
10-09-11Event Celebrates Hope's JourneyBuchanan, C.St. Croix Source
10-08-11A Bird Flies Into A Hurricane. Does It Fly Out?Simon, S.NPR Weekend Edition
10-07-11Peregrine Falcon Is Back at the Oceanfront[Anonymous]The Virginian-Pilot
10-04-11'Bona Fide Snowbird' Returns to St. Croix for Bird Day[Anonymous]St. Croix Source
09-30-11Tiny whimbrel braves massive storms on trans-Atlantic flightLewin, A.Virgin Islands Daily News
09-16-11Shot whimbrels spark demand for regulation of wader hunting in the Caribbean[Anonymous]Birdwatch
09-15-11Second tracked Whimbrel dies in GuadeloupeAll About Birds BlogCornell Lab of Ornithology
09-15-11Shooting of Whimbrels sparks calls for regulation of shorebird hunting in the Caribbean[Anonymous]BirdLife Community
09-13-11Whimbrel Survives Tropical Storm, Shot in CaribbeanAll About Birds BlogCornell Lab of Ornithology
09-10-11Hurricane Irene Destroys Bald Eagle NestsHerbst, J.WAMU, WTKR, Fox43TV, The Virginian-Pilot, MSNBC,
08-30-11Nunavut shorebird flies through Hurricane Irene — and survives[Anonymous]Nunatsiaq News
01-04-11Norfolk Botanical Garden eagles build cozy new nestVan Mullekom, K.Daily Press
12-12-10Retired W&M professor's surveys help save eaglesSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
10-01-10Secretive Black Rail is Rapidly Being Squeezed out of ExistenceLutz, L.Bay Journal
10-01-10Call of the WildErnsberger, R. Jr.Virginia Living Museum
09-28-10Incredible flight of Georgia shorebird 'to be awed and admired'Thomas, P.GrindTV
09-06-10Hope flies 18,000 miles back to St. CroixLewin, A.Virgin Islands Daily News
09-04-10Marathon migration: Whimbrel's nearly 5,000-mile flight underscores role[Anonymous]Georgia Department of Natrual Resources, Wildlife Resources Division
09-01-10Chuck-will's widow: heard but rarely seenSmith, B. and M. D. WilsonBird Conservation
08-15-10Global warming a threat to salt-marsh sparrow in VASpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
08-01-10The Incredible Journey of HopeBadger, C. J.Virginia Wildlife Magazine
06-15-10Before long flight, birds fatten up on Georgia coastLanders, M.Savannah Morning News
04-24-10Hope, the migrating whimbrel, flies back to the statesLewin, A.Virgin Islands Daily News
04-15-10Shorebird flew 14,170 miles to and from VirginiaTennant, D.The Virginian-Pilot
04-14-10Hope arrives earlyMcClain, J.College of William and Mary: News and Events
03-31-10Eaglet banded at Norfolk Botanical GardenFlanagan, J.WVEC
03-21-10Virginia webcam keeps eye on eagles' chicks, nestVan Mullekom, K.The Post and Courier
03-11-10Azalea Returns to Eastern NC for More "Southern Hospitality"!Strawser, B. and C. HeffleyAlligator River/Pea Island National Wildlife Refuges
03-03-10Wings Over the JamesHarrison, D.Style Weekly
02-03-10SLIDESHOW: Eagle lays second egg of seasonFlanagan, J.WVEC
02-03-10The 2010 update on the Botanical Garden eaglesBatcher, B.WHRO Norfolk Perspectives
11-21-09New book flows from a year with the James[Anonymous]Richmond Times-Dispatch
11-11-09Never trust a whimbrel: Shifty, stilt-legged shorebirds continue to surprise even seasoned scientistsMcClain, J.College of William and Mary: Ideation Magazine
11-02-09Transmitter allows researchers to keep tabs on eagleBarrow, M. R.The Virginian-Pilot
09-22-09Bald eagle numbers soaring in Roanoke ValleyBatts, D.The Daily Herald
08-12-09Martins make late return to BottomSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
07-08-09Are eagles nesting near your house?[Anonymous]College of William and Mary: Arts & Sciences News
07-08-09Center for Conservation Biology invites the public to become involved in eagle conservation as the Virginia breeding population continues to climbBuckley, A. and B. D. WattsVirginia Commonwealth University: News Center
06-15-09Birds could be losers in Shockoe ballpark proposalSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
06-01-09Eaglets at the Botanical GardenBatcher, B.WHRO Norfolk Perspectives
05-21-09Follow Azale;a the eagle on lineMcClain, J.College of William and Mary: News and Events
04-21-09Camouflage doesn't keep snake from mallard's eggsSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
03-16-09Vibrant bald eagle population finds a home on the JamesSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
03-03-09Richmond's herons should be fine in snowSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
02-24-09Evicting eaglesRoylance, F. D.Baltimore Sun
02-24-09Great blue herons back on the JamesSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
12-16-08New professorship honors conservationistMcClain, J.College of William and Mary: News and Events
11-15-08Eagle researchers honor two of their ownMcClain, J.College of William and Mary: Ideation Magazine
08-15-08Birds invade bridgeSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
06-04-08You go girl: Winnie the whimbrel flies 3,200 miles in 146 hoursMcClain, J.College of William and Mary: News and Events
05-01-08Shorebird researchers to fly over Panama againMcClain, J.College of William and Mary: Ideation Magazine
05-01-08The Eagle Trappers: Researchers try to keep the national bird out of harm's way at the Aberdeen Proving GroundMcClain, J.College of William and Mary: Ideation Magazine
04-29-08One falcon chick dies; three eggs fail to hatchSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
06-29-07Eagles, people on a collision pathSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
06-09-07Virginia's eagle population is soaringSpringston, R.Richmond Times-Dispatch
03-14-07Eagles Vie with Landowners for Waterfront PropertyShogren, E.NPR
03-14-07Eagle Population Up, But Prime Habitat ThreatenedShogren, E.NPR