• Photo by Bryan Watts
  • Photo by Bryan Watts

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EXPLORE CCB PROJECTS

CCB staff conducts 30-40 field projects per year focused on a diversity of species, geographic areas and conservation problems.  Explore these resources online and let us know if there is some topic of interest or if we may assist in solving some conservation problem.

Bald Eagle

  • Virginia breeding Bald eagle survey (1956 – present)
  • Estimating the social burden of Bald eagle management within the lower Chesapeake Bay
  • Estimating potential interactions between Bald eagles and electrical hazards in the upper Chesapeake Bay
  • Influence of age on reproductive performance in the Bald eagle
  • Delineating Bald eagle communal roosts within the upper Chesapeake Bay using satellite tracking
  • Influence of salinity onBald eagle diet and brood provisioning in the lower Chesapeake Bay
  • Influence of salinity on the distribution of Bald eagles within the lower Chesapeake Bay
  • Determinants of chick growth in Bald eagles of the lower Chesapeake Bay
  • Implications of conspecific intrusion rates in Chesapeake Bay Bald eagles
  • Investigation of dispersal in Bald eagles using satellite transmitters
  • Bald Eagle use of Cat Point Creek on the Rappahannock River (2009-2011)
  • Survey of breeding Bald eagles on Indian Head, Dahlgren Naval Weapons Station, and Patuxent Naval Air Station (2010 – present)
  • Investigating the impact of Deep Horizon oil spill on breeding Bald Eagles within the Gulf of Mexico
  • Use of communal roosts and shorelines by Bald Eagles along the lower Susquehanna River
  • Investigating reproductive rates and contaminant loads in Bald Eagles nesting on Indian Head, MD (2009-2011)
  • Evaluating the biological consequences of Bald Eagle nest loss and removal
  • Estimating fish demand by the Bald Eagle breeding population within the Chesapeake Bay
  • Investigation of Bald Eagles within the James and York River concentration areas
  • Investigation of Bald Eagles on Lake Gaston, NC
  • Survey and monitoring the Bald Eagle breeding population on Fort Pickett, Virginia
  • Aerial surveys for Bald Eagles within proposed sites for outlying landing felds in southeastern Virginia
  • Investigation of breeding Bald Eagles within the Piedmont of Virginia
  • Biological assessment of potential impacts of Virginia route 624 bridge replacement on Bald Eagles.
  • Delineation of Bald Eagle winter and summer concentration areas in the lower Chesapeake Bay
  • Investigating Bald Eagle response to human disturbance on park service lands
  • Analysis of Bald Eagle mortality rates on Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
  • Investigation of Bald Eagle parental roles using video-monitoring of nests
  • The influence of boat disturbance on Bald Eagles within the James River Concentration Area
  • Bald Eagle investigations on Lake Gaston and Roanoke Rapids Reservoirs
  • Investigations shoreline use and conflicts within the James River Bald Eagle Concentration Area (1980 – present)
  • Development and implementation of a habitat suitability model for breeding Bald Eagles in coastal Virginia
  • Estimating nest turnover rates for Bald Eagles within the lower Chesapeake Bay
  • Mercury loads in Chesapeake Bay Bald Eagles assessed using shed feathers
  • Factors contributing to Bald Eagle electrocutions on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
  • Use of turtles by breeding Bald Eagles within the Chesapeake Bay
  • Body size and sexual dimorphism in Chesapeake Bay Bald Eagles
  • Bald eagle productivity and contaminant monitoring at Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Maryland
  • Preassessment of injury to Bald Eagles from the Deepwater Horizon (MC 252) Oil Spill
  • Bald eagle nest, roost and foraging area monitoring at Exelon’s Conowingo and Muddy Run Reservoirs
  • Investigating Bald Eagles at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, MD
  • Evaluating the biological consequences of Bald Eagle nest loss and removal
  • Environmental contaminants in blood, feathers, and eggs of Bald Eagles on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
  • An assessment of the Bald Eagle population along Claytor Lake, Virginia
  • Quantifying ownership and legislative refugia for Bald Eagles within the Chesapeake Bay
  • Use of introduced and native catfish species by breeding Bald Eagles within the Chesapeake Bay
  • Use of anadramous fish by Bald Eagles in the Chesapeake Bay: A stable isotope investigation
  • Seasonal variation in habitat use by Bald Eagles within the upper Chesapeake Bay

Peregrine Falcon

Red-cockaded Woodpecker

Black Rail

  • Status and distribution of Black Rails in Virginia
  • Eastern Black Rail conservation and management working group
  • Historic distribution of Black Rails in eastern North America
  • Status assessment and conservation action plan for the eastern Black Rail across the Northeast Region

Osprey

  • OspreyTrak: Investigating migration routes of Chesapeake Bay Osprey using satellite tracking
  • OspreyWatch
  • Status and distribution of Osprey in the Chesapeake Bay (1995-1996)
  • Osprey population monitoring and management in Virginia (1970 – 1991)
  • Influence of salinity on Osprey growth rates in the lower Chesapeake Bay
  • Substrate use by nesting Osprey within the Chesapeake Bay
  • Influence of salinity onOsprey diet during the breeding season
  • Site fidelity and demography of Osprey in the Chesapeake Bay
  • Investigating the impact of Deep Horizon oil spill on breeding Ospreys within the Gulf of Mexico
  • Estimating fish demand by the Osprey breeding population within the Chesapeake Bay
  • Re-establishing an Osprey breeding population in Ohio (1996-2001)
  • Re-establishing an Osprey breeding population in Pennsylvania (1990-1996)
  • Re-establishing an Osprey breeding population in Indiana (2002-2005)
  • Preassessment of injury to Osprey from the Deepwater Horizon (MC 252) Oil Spill
  • Implications of ecological shifts by Osprey within the Chesapeake Bay
  • Influence of gender in Osprey dispersal distances in the Chesapeake Bay
  • Diet of Osprey in Mobjack Bay, Virginia (1976 – 2006)
  • Assessing winter range of Chesapeake Bay Osprey using band returns
  • Estimating survival of Chesapeake Bay Osprey using banding data
  • Nest success and productivity of Chesapeake Bay Osprey

Crowned Solitary Eagle

Colonial Waterbirds

  • Distribution and abundance of colonial waterbirds in coastal Virginia (1975 – present)
         -2013 Colonial Waterbird Survey
  • Chesapeake Bay Heron Survey 2013
  • Investigating waterbirds within the upper Bay of Panama
  • Diet of Yellow-crowned Night Herons in coastal Virginia
  • Diet of Brown Pelicans and Double-crested Cormorants in the Chesapeake Bay
  • An investigation of waterbird interactions with power lines on Smith Island, Maryland
  • Breeding ecology of Glossy Ibis in Virginia
  • Breeding ecology of Yellow-crowned Night Herons in Virginia
  • Influence of human disturbance on the distribution of Great Blue Heron colonies in Virginia
  • Distribution of colonial waterbirds on the Eastern Shore of Virginia: Implications for beneficial uses of dredge material
  • Reproductive success of the common tern (Sterna hirundo) and black skimmer (Rhynchops niger) in different habitats in Virginia
  • Status of Royal Tern, Gull-billed Tern, and Black Skimmer in Maryland
  • Distribution and abundance of waterbird colonies along the PeeDee watershed of North Carolina (1999 present)
  • Dispersal and movements of some North American herons and egrets within the mid-Atlantic region
  • Influence of landscape characteristics on the distribution of Yellow-crowned Night Herons
  • Estimating fish demand by breeding populations of Brown Pelican, Double-crested Cormorants, and Great Blue Herons within the Chesapeake Bay
  • Aerial surveys for colonial waterbirds within outlying landing fields in southeastern Virginia
  • Assessing the potential impact of development on colonies of Great Blue Herons
  • Disturbance-prone species and landscape dynamics along the Virginia barrier islands
  • Investigating Waterbirds within a dynamic landscape, the Virginia barrier islands
  • Survey of Great Blue Herons on park service lands (2004-2010)
  • Islands at bay: rising seas, eroding islands, and waterbird habitat loss in Chesapeake Bay
  • Implications of sea-level rise and erosion of bay islands on colonial waterbirds
  • Survey of proposed 100kW wind turbine on Tangier Island, Virginia for colonial wading birds
  • Establishing sustainable mortality limits for waterbirds within the Atlantic Flyway
  • Potential impact of offshore wind development to waterbirds along the Atlantic Flyway
  • Survey of breeding colonial waterbirds along the Virginia Barrier Islands (1975 – 2004)

Marsh Birds

  • Projected impacts of sea-level rise on the population size of salt-marsh breeding birds within the Chesapeake Bay region
  • Composition of the Saltmarsh Sparrow complex wintering in the Chesapeake Bay region
  • Site fidelity and survivorship of Nelson’s and Saltmarsh Sparrows wintering in the Chesapeake Bay region
  • Influence of patch area on the value of marshes to breeding birds
  • Assessing the impact of Phragmites on sensitive marsh-nesting birds along the seaward margin of the Delmarva Peninsula
  • Assessing the impact of Phragmites on sensitive wintering birds along the seaward margin of the Delmarva Peninsula
  • Use of tidal fresh and oligohaline marshes by birds in the lower Chesapeake Bay
  • Response of the marsh-bird community to saltmarsh restoration
  • Survey of the coastal plain Swamp Sparrow along the Rappahannock River in Virginia
  • Influence of tidepool type on use by migratory shorebirds within the lower Chesapeake Bay
  • Use of marshes for breeding by American Oystercatchers in coastal Virginia
  • Status and distribution of breeding Northern Harriers in coastal Virginia
  • Investigation of marsh-bird community on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia
  • Substrate use by the saltmarsh bird community in the lower Chesapeake Bay
  • Status and distribution of the breeding marsh-bird community within the Chesapeake Bay
  • Use of common reed as a roost site for migrating Bobolinks
  • Status and distribution of Black Rails in Virginia
  • Density and substrate use of wetland birds in the upper Bay of Panama
  • Investigation of high-marsh breeding birds along the Albemarle Sound, North Carolina
  • Investigation of nontidal wetland bird communities in coastal Virginia
  • Bird communities within sinuseroide marshes of the lower Chesapeake Bay
  • Assessment of reproductive performance for high-marsh nesting birds in the Chesapeake Bay
  • Assessing mercury loads in Nelson’s and Saltmarsh Sparrows wintering in the Chesapeake Bay region
  • Effects of subsidence on avian communities in tidal fresh wetlands
  • Comparison between created and natural salt marshes

Grassland-Shrubland Birds

  • Active management of breeding Barn Owls in Virginia
  • American Kestrel nest box program in Virginia
  • Status and distribution of Bachman’s Sparrows in Virginia
  • Influence of habitat type and patch area on the distribution of grassland-shrubland breeding birds within the mid-Atlantic region
  • Influence of habitat type and patch area on the distribution of grassland-shrubland wintering birds within the mid-Atlantic region
  • Status and distribution of Golden-winged Warblers in Virginia
  • Variation in the ability of wintering sparrows to extract buried seeds
  • Landscape effects on the assembly of winter sparrow communities
  • Migration of shrub-dependent species on the lower Delmarva Peninsula
  • Habitat use by grassland birds during migration on the lower Delmarva Peninsula
  • Status and distribution of Bachman’s Sparrows in Southeastern Virginia
  • Investigation of grassland birds on firing ranges of Quantico Marine Base
  • Winter use of early successional habitats by birds within the Alligator River, NWR and Pocosin Lakes, NWR: Evaluating the benefit of management scenarios.
  • Investigating the general status of the Henslow’s Sparrow and other avian species in open habitats of the Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula, North Carolina.
  • An ecological-economic assessment of grassland management strategies within Colonial National Historical Park
  • Investigation of grassland/shrubland migrants on the Lower Delmarva Peninsula.
  • An investigation of the breeding-bird community within the Fort Lee Army Installation (2007)
  • Influence of landscape context on seasonal use of grassland patches by American Kestrels
  • Distribution of American Kestrels along the lower Delmarva Peninsula during fall migration
  • Use of offshore duck blinds by Barn Owls in the Chesapeake Bay
  • Diet and habitat use of Barn Owls in coastal Virginia
  • Use of nest boxes and trays by breeding Barn Owls in coastal Virginia
  • Influence of cover and food on patch use by wintering Sparrows
  • spatially-explicit management of grassland birds on DOD installations in the mid-Atlantic region using habitat assessment data
  • Impact area bird survey: An investigation of avian diversity within a large-scale active firing range
  • Avian use of early successional habitats during winter: Evaluating the benefits of alternate management scenarios
  • Development of a management plan for grassland birds within the Colonial National Historical Park
  • Beneficial uses of military grasslands: Plan development for the conservation of declining grassland birds
  • Effects of habitat selection on reproductive success in Bachman’s Sparrow
  • Influence of cover on flocking behavior in Savannah Sparrows

Forest Birds

  • Nightjar Survey Network
  • Linking Chesapeake Bay breeding population of Chuck-wills-widow to tropical wintering areas
  • Demography of Chuck-wills-widows in the Chesapeake Bay
  • Relationships between dead wood dynamics and bird communities within pine plantations
  • Landscape determinants of neotropical avian species diversity in the deciduous-coniferous ecotone
  • Home range size of Whip-poor-wills in tall pocosin habitat of North Carolina
  • Characteristics of day-time roosts of Whip-poor-wills
  • Influence of landscape context on the density and distribution of Whip-poor-wills in a managed landscape
  • Pineland management for bird species of conservation concern on DOD installations in the mid-Atlantic region
  • Investigating bird communities within Fort Lee Army Base, Virginia
  • Distribution, abundance, and habitat use by Wayne’s Black-throated Green Warbler in Virginia and North Carolina
  • Breeding bird community within hardwood forests of coastal North Carolina
  • Breeding Bird Communities of a Managed Forest Landscape in Coastal North Carolina
  • Bird community response across a forested wetland gradient
  • Influence of moonlight on detection patterns of the Whip-poor-will
  • Use of pine plantations by Worm-eating Warblers in coastal North Carolina
  • Response of brown-headed nuthatches to an understory manipuluation
  • Influence of Hurricane Hugo on the distribution of Bachman’s Sparrows in Francis Marion National Forest
  • An assessment of the breeding forest bird community within the Chickahominy River Watershed, Virginia

Shorebirds

  • Status and distribution of American Oystercatchers in Virginia (2003 – present)
  • An investigation of reproductive constraints for American Oystercatchers on Fisherman’s Island National Wildlife Refuge
  • Estimating survivorship of American Oystercatchers in Virginia using mark-resight techniques
  • Disturbance-prone species and landscape dynamics along the Virginia barrier islands
  • Investigation of Piping and Wilson’s Plover breeding populations on the Virginia Barrier Islands (1986-1998)
  • Reproductive rates of American Oystercatchers along the Virginia Barrier Islands
  • Survey of solitary beach-nesting birds along the Virginia Barrier Islands (1975 – 2004

Raptors

  • OspreyTrak: Investigating migration routes of Chesapeake Bay Osprey using satellite tracking
  • Migration of northern saw-whet owls along the lower Delmarva Peninsula (1994 – present)
  • Assessing patterns of bald eagle migration in eastern North America using satellite tracking
  • Diet of northern saw-whet owls during migration
  • Weight changes in northern saw-whet owls during stopover on the lower Delmarva Peninsula
  • Influence of audio-lures on the capture location and gender bias in northern saw-whet owls
  • Kiptopeke Hawkwatch: Monitoring migrant raptors on the Delmarva Peninsula
  • Raptor migration banding on the lower Delmarva Peninsula (1985-2004)
  • Habitat use by American kestrels during fall migration

Shorebirds

  • WhimbrelWatch Program
  • Use of the Virginia barrier islands and lagoon system by shorebirds during the spring migration (1994 – present)
  • Investigating migrant shorebirds within the upper Bay of Panama, Panama
  • Cover use and flocking behavior of migrant shorebirds in agricultural fields on the lower Delmarva Peninsula
  • Impacts of humans on the distribution and density of shorebirds along beaches of the Chesapeake Bay
  • Spring stopover duration of migratory whimbrel along the lower Delmarva Peninsula
  • Assessment of stopover duration of migratory red knots along the Virginia barrier islands using band resights
  • Estimation of movement rates between two migration staging areas by red knots in the mid-Atlantic
  • Peak counts of migrating red knots along the Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina coasts (2010 – present)
  • Habitat use by migratory shorebirds along the lower Delmarva Peninsula (1994 – present)
  • Investigating migration pathways and stopover locations for whimbrel using the Atlantic Flyway
  • Investigating fall Whimbrel migration along the lower Delmarva Peninsula
  • Surveillance for Avian Influenza (HPAI-H5NI) in Shorebirds along the Eastern Shore of Virginia
  • A reassessment of shorebird use in the upper Bay of Panama, Panama
  • Potential conflicts between clam aquaculture and migratory shorebirds along the Delmarva Peninsula
  • Sequence and timing of flight-feather molt in the western sandpiper
  • Assessing the impact of major weather events on migrating whimbrel using satellite tracking
  • Impact of nesting peregrine falcons on the distribution of migrant red knots along the Virginia Barrier Islands
  • Population estimation of migrant western sandpipers within the upper Bay of Panama
  • Survey of waterbirds along the Pacific Coast of Panama (2008)
  • Status and distribution of communal shorebird roosts along the upper Bay of Panama
  • Stopover duration of selected shorebirds during fall migration within the upper Bay of Panama
  • Influence of tide stage on the foraging patterns of shorebirds within the upper Bay of Panama
  • Foraging modes of calidrid shorebirds within the upper Bay of Panama
  • Nontidal habitat use of shorebirds in Panama

Passerines

  • Using NPOL radar to identify stopover sites for migrating passerines
  • Use of shrubland habitat by fall migrants on the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge
  • Stopover ecology of the blackpoll warbler during spring migration on the Coastal Plain of Virginia
  • Foraging rates of blackpoll warbers during spring migration in coastal Virginia
  • Remote sensing of avian stopover habitat within lower Northampton County
  • Establishing a gateways-to-migration network on the Delmarva Peninsula
  • Assessment of neotropical migrant landbird stopover habitat using NEXRAD radar within the lower Chesapeake Bay region
  • Kiptopeke Banding Station (1963-2002)
  • Fall stopover ecology of neotropical migrants: Are forests of the inner or outer coastal plain energy sources for migrants?
  • Comparing passerine migration between inner and outer habitats of coastal Virginia
  • Restoration of migrant bird habitat within the Port of Cape Charles Industrial Area
  • Habitat use and distribution of landbird migrants on Little Creek Amphibious Base(1995-1997)
  • Geographic distribution and habitat requirements of landbird migrants on the Lower Delmarva Peninsula (1992-1993)
  • An investigation of gray-cheeked and Bicknell’s thrush migration at Kiptopeke, Virginia
  • Relationship between vegetation volume and fall migrants along the lower Delmarva Peninsula
  • Geographic distribution of American robins during migration on the Lower Delmarva Peninsula
  • An investigation of density-dependent habitat selection by migrating passerines within a migration bottleneck
  • A comparison of foraging rates, body condition, and food availabiltiy for songbird migrants within coastal Virginia
  • Investigation of grassland habitat use during fall migration along the lower Delmarva Peninsula

Habitat Fragmentation

  • Effects of urban development on breeding bird diversity: The role of diet and migration
  • Investigation of neotropical migrant songbirds on Fort Lee Army Base
  • Importance of shoreline condition on bank-dependent birds of the Chesapeake Bay
  • Influence of patch size on breeding bird communities within grassland and shrubland habitats
  • Influence of forest patch size on use by passerines during fall migration
  • Influence of patch size and landscape context on the distribution of American kestrels

Contaminants

  • Brominated fire retardant loads in raptors: A comparison between China and North America
  • Assessing mercury loads in Nelson’s and Saltmarsh sparrows wintering in the Chesapeake Bay region
  • Species-specific accumulation of polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardants in birds of prey from the Chesapeake Bay region
  • Mercury loads in Chesapeake Bay bald eagles
  • An investigation of polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardants in peregrine falcon eggs
  • Bald eagle productivity and contaminant monitoring at Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Maryland
  • Environmental contaminants in blood, feathers, and eggs of bald eagles on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

Mortality Hazards

  • Estimating mortality limits for waterbird populations using the Atlantic Flyway for use in wind energy development
  • Managing the impact of wild birds on food safety and farm hygiene
  • Influence of median plant removal on automobile-related bird mortality
  • The influence of thorny eleagnus along interstate highways on bird mortality
  • Factors contributing to bald eagle electrocutions on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
  • An investigation of waterbird interactions with power lines on Smith Island, Maryland

Government Agencies

  • Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship on Quantico Marine Base (1997 – present)
  • Investigating reproductive rates and contaminant loads in bald eagles nesting on Indian Head, MD (2009-2011)
  • Survey of the New River Gorge and Southwest Virginia for Peregrine Falcons
  • Surveillance for Avian Influenza (HPAI-H5NI) in Shorebirds along the Eastern Shore of Virginia
  • Survey and monitoring the Bald Eagle breeding population on Fort Pickett, Virginia
  • Survey of proposed OLF sites for the endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker
  • Bald Eagle and colonial waterbird aerial surveys within Outlying Landing Fields
  • A Survey of the New River Gorge National River, Gauley River National Recreation Area, and Bluestone National Scenic River for Peregrine Falcons
  • Pineland management for bird species of conservation concern on DOD installations in the mid-Atlantic region
  • Investigating bird communities within Fort Lee Army Base, Virginia
  • Spatially-explicit management of grassland birds on DOD installations in the mid-Atlantic region using habitat assessment data
  • Biological assessment of potential impacts of Virginia route 624 bridge replacement on Bald Eagles
  • Evaluating the breeding bird community near Upper Massey Creek, Mason Neck
  • Development of a Chesapeake Bay-wide monitoring plan for waterbirds
  • Impact area bird survey: An investigation of avian diversity within a large-scale active firing range
  • Investigating Bald Eagle response to human disturbance on park service lands
  • Analysis of bald eagle mortality rates on Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
  • Assessment of habitats within PIF lands in southern New England
  • Evaluating the national park species database for Jamestown Island
  • Assessment of habitats within PIF lands in the mid-Atlantic region
  • The influence of thorny eleagnus on avian-induced wildlife mortality
  • Development of a management plan for grassland birds within the Colonial National Historical Park
  • Active management of breeding Barn Owls in Virginia
  • Faunal survey of the Green Springs National Historical Site
  • Investigation of neotropical migrant songbirds on Fort Lee Army Base
  • Habitat use and distribution of landbird migrants on Little Creek Amphibious Base (1995-1997)
  • Beneficial uses of military grasslands: Plan development for the conservation of declining grassland birds
  • Investigation of Birds of Conservation Concern on the Coastal Plain of Virginia (1992)
  • Bald eagle productivity and contaminant monitoring at Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Maryland
  • Establishing sustainable mortality limits for waterbirds within the Atlantic Flyway

Corporations

  • Tracking bald eagles near Holtwood Dam, Pennsylvania
  • Monitoring bald eagles and colonial waterbirds along the upper PeeDee River in North Carolina (1999 – present)
  • Investigation of seabird movements along the lower Eastern Shore relative to proposed wind turbines
  • Survey of breeding bald eagles within lower Tidewater, Virginia
  • Use of communal roosts and shorelines by bald eagles along the lower Susquehanna River
  • Investigation of Henslow’s sparrow in Loudon County, VA
  • Investigation of Bald Eagles on Lake Gaston, NC
  • Investigation of birds along the New River near Radford, VA
  • A mark-resight investigation of Black Vulture use of the Dutch Gap power plant
  • Investigation of breeding Bald Eagles within the Piedmont of Virginia
  • Investigation of bald eagle along the Chickahominy River, Virginia
  • Survey and status of loggerhead shrikes on the Weiss Property, Culpepper, Virginia
  • Investigation of Bachman’s sparrows and loggerhead shrikes on Iluka mining sites near Brink, Virginia
  • Assessing the potential impact of development on colonies of great blue herons
  • Breeding bird community within hardwood forests of coastal North Carolina
  • Breeding Bird Communities of a Managed Forest Landscape in Coastal North Carolina
  • Bald Eagle investigations on Lake Gaston and Roanoke Rapids Reservoirs
  • Survey of proposed 100kW wind turbine on Tangier Island, Virginia for colonial wading birds
  • Bald eagle nest, roost and foraging area monitoring at Exelon’s Conowingo and Muddy Run Reservoirs
  • Investigating bald eagles at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, MD
  • Evaluating the biological consequences of bald eagle nest loss and removal
  • An assessment of the bald eagle population along Claytor Lake, Virginia

Non-Governmental Agency

  • Delineating Virginia Important Bird Areas: Phase I – Eastern Shore & Southern Tidewater
  • Delineating Virginia Important Bird Areas: Phase II – Western Shore of Chesapeake Bay
  • Effects of predator reduction on productivity of American black ducks and other birds nesting on barrier islands
  • Assessing the avian community on the VCU Rice Property
  • Evaluating the Breeding Bird Community within Bear Swamp, Nassawango Creek Watershed