• Photo by Stephen Coleman
  • Photo by Stephen Coleman

Public Presentations

CCB shares research findings with the public

Public education and the dissemination of research findings are vital components of CCB’s conservation mission.  CCB staff present papers to scientific meetings, give presentations to public forums, and offer the opportunity for the public to go along on field trips to selected research projects.  We consider direct interaction with the public and research community to be an important opportunity to share research findings.


Recent Presentations

Watts, B. D. 2015. Whimbrel migration on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Book presentation to Kiptopeke Elementary, Cape Charles, VA.

Watts, B. D. 2015. Whimbrel migration on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Book presentation to Broadwater Academy, Exmore, VA.

Watts, B. D. 2015. Whimbrel migration on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Book presentation to Pungoteague Elementary, Melfa, VA.

Watts, B. D. 2015. Tracking Whimbrel and Connecting Cultures Throughout the Western Hemisphere. Barrier Island Center Coffee Hour Lecture Series, Machipongo, VA.

Watts, B. D. 2015. Piecing together the conservation of migratory shorebirds: Role of the South Atlantic Coast. Invited lecture – National Fish and Wildlife Foundation annual southeastern meeting, Pensacola, FL.

Watts, B. D. 2015. Tracking whimbrel for conservation. Barrier Island Center Coffee Hour Lecture Series, Machipongo, VA.

Smith, F. M. 2015. Field Identification of the Sharp-tailed Sparrow Complex. Workshop conducted at the Eastern Shore Bird Club, Eastern Shore, VA.

Wilson, M. D. and B. D. Watts. 2015. Black Rail Surveys and Proposed Red Knot Monitoring along the Atlantic Coast. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Waterbird Management Committee, Swansboro, NC.

Wilson, M. D. 2015. Monitoring Black Rails and Other High Marsh Nesting Birds. Paper presented at the Special Session on Marsh Bird Monitoring: Atlantic Flyway Council Meeting, Rehoboth Beach, DE.

Mojica, E. K. 2015. Creation of a national registry for bald eagle communal roosts. Paper presented at the USFWS Eagle Technical Assessment Team, Online Webex.

Smith, F. M. 2015. Field Identification of the Sharp-tailed Sparrow Complex. Workshop conducted at the College of William & Mary Bird Club, Eastern Shore, VA.

Smith, F. M. 2015. Winter Distribution and Subspecies Identification of the Sharp-tailed Sparrow Complex in Virginia. Williamsburg Brid Club, Williamsburg, VA.

Smith, F. M. 2014. Migration Tracking of the Whimbrel. Trail Blazers Club, Ford’s Colony, Williamsburg, VA.

Smith, F. M. 2014. Migration Ecology of the Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus). Old Dominion University, Ornithology Class, Norfolk, VA.

Smith, F. M. 2014. Sparrow Identification on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Workshop conducted at the Eastern Shore of Virginia Birding and Wildlife Festival, Cape Charles, VA.

Mojica, E.K. and B.D. Watts. 2014. Creation of a National Eagle Roost Registry. Poster presented at the Raptor Research Foundation Annual Meeting, September 24-28, Corpus Christi, TX.

Watts, B.D, E. K. Mojica, B.J. Paxton. 2014. Using Brownian Bridges to Assess Potential Interactions between Bald Eagles and Electrical Hazards Within the Upper Chesapeake Bay. Paper presented at the Raptor Research Foundation Annual Meeting, September 24

Smith, F. M. 2014. An update on the Whimbrel tracking project. Cape Henry Audubon Society, Norfolk, VA.

Smith, F. M. 2014. Full Life-cycle Tracking of the Whimbrel. Monticello Bird Club, Charlottesville, VA.

Lukei, R. F. Jr. 2014. Bald Eagle Update – April 2014. Norfolk Botanical Gardens, Norfolk, VA.

Wilson, M. D. 2014. Black Rail Status on the Atlantic Coast and the 2014 North Carolina Survey. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Waterbird Management Committee, Hammocks Beach, NC.

Lukei, R. F. Jr. 2014. Raptor and Wildlife Photography in Hampton Roads. Photo This Photography Club, Chesapeake, VA.

Smith. F. M. 2014. Northern Saw-whet Owl Migration on the lower Delmarva Peninsula. Williamsburg Bird Club, Williamsburg, VA.

Carlisle, J., J. Pollock, H. Ware, L. Urban, and F. Smith. 2014. Using satellite telemetry to study Idaho-breeding long-billed curlews. Paper presented at the Idaho Chaptor of The Wildlife Society, Boise, ID.

Lukei, R. F. Jr. 2014. Bald Eagle and Osprey Research in Hampton Roads. Lynnhaven Heritage Garden Club, Virginia Beach, VA.

Mojica, E. K. 2014. Project OspreyWatch: Monitoring Osprey Populations in the Chesapeake Bay and Beyond. Williamsburg Brid Club, Williamsburg, VA.

Lukei, R. F. Jr. 2014. Bald Eagle and Osprey Research in Hampton Roads. River Walk Garden Club, Williamsburg, VA.

Lukei, R. F. Jr. 2014. Update on Bald Eagle and Osprey Research. Paper presented at the Back Bay Restoration Foundation, Virginia Beach, VA.

Lukei, R. F. Jr. 2014. Update on Bald Eagle and Osprey Research. Virginia Beach Audubon, Virginia Beach, VA.

Mojica, E. K. 2014. Mid-Atlantic Golden Eagles: the outliers. Paper presented at the Eastern Golden Eagle Working Group, Davis, WV.

Wilson, M. D. 2013. Silent Night: The Decline of Nightjar Populations in North America. Williamsbird Bird Club, Williamsburg, VA.

Watts, B. D. 2013. Conservation limits and opportunities along the lower Delmarva Peninsula. Paper presented at the Southern Tip Partnership Meeting, Virginia National Wildlife Refuge, Cape Charles, VA.

Smith, F. M. 2013. Bird Walk at Weyanoke Sanctuary. Cape Henry Audubon, Norfolk, VA.

Wilson, M. D. 2013. Status Assessment and Conservation of the eastern Black Rail. Workshop conducted at the Savannah River National Wildlife Refuge, Nov. 12-14, Savannah, GA.

Da Chen, June-Soo Park, Bryan Watts, Arthur McMorris. 2013. Current Status and Temporal Trends of The Exposure of Peregrine Falcons to Persistent Organic Pollutants in the United States. Paper presented at the The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Milwauke

Lukei, R. Jr. 2013. Osprey on the Lynnhaven River. Westminster Canterbury, Virginia Beach, VA.

Wilson, M. D. 2013. Status Assessment and Conservation of the eastern Black Rail. Workshop conducted at the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Sept. 10-11, Milton, DE.

“Watts, B. D. 2013. Tracking Whimbrel: Moving Toward Full Life Cycle Conservation of a Migratory Shorebird – Keynote Address. Paper presented at the 19th Regional Meeting of the Society for the

Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds, True Blue, Grenada.”

Watts, B. D. 2013. Osprey within the Chesapeake Bay: Ecological shifts within a changing estuary. Virginia Institute of Marine Science After Hours Lecture, Gloucester Point, VA.

Smith, F. M. 2013. Satellite Tracking of the Whimbrel. Virginia Beach Audubon Society, Virginia Beach, VA.

Lukei, R. Jr. 2013. Ospreys. Virginia Beach ASPCA, Virginia Beach, VA.

Smith, F. M. 2013. Red Knot Volunteer Resight Training. Workshop conducted at the 2013 Spring Georgia Shorebird Alliance Meeting, Brunswick, GA.

Smith, F. M. 2013. Whimbrel Satellite Tracking and Migration Ecology. 2013 Spring Georgia Shorebird Alliance Meeting, Brunswick, GA.

Smith, F. M., B. D. Watts, E. J. Mojica, J. Rausch, L. Pirie, T. Keyes, B. Truitt, and B. Winn. 2013. A Newly Discovered Migration Route for the Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus). Paper presented at the Wilson Ornithological Society Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, VA.

Wilson, M. D. 2013. Response of Chuck-will’s-widows to Fire, Silviculture, and Landscape Configuration. Paper presented at the 125th Anniversary Meeting of the Wilson Ornithological Society, Williamsburg, VA.

Wilson, M. D. 2012. Satellites, Storms, and Shotguns: New Perspectives on Whimbrel Migration in the Americas. Flint Hill Academy, Oakton, VA.

Smith, F. M. 2012. Satellite Tracking of the Whimbrel. 2012 ABA Bird Rally, Cape Charles, VA.

Smith, F. M. 2012. Identification of Ammodrammus marsh sparrows of Virginia. Workshop conducted at the 2012 ABA Bird Rally, Cape Charles, VA.

Watts, B. D. 2012. Tracking whimbrel: connecting cultures with migratory birds. Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club, Charleston, WV.

Smith, F. M. 2012. Birding trip to Great Pond to look for Hope. Presentation to birders, St. Croix, Virgin Islands.

Smith, F. M. 2012. The Adventures of Hope: A Discussion of the Ecology and Satellite Tracking of Migrating Whimbrels. Good Hope School, St. Croix, Virgin Islands.

Smith, F. M. 2012. The Adventures of Hope: A Discussion of the Ecology and Satellite Tracking of Migrating Whimbrels. Central High School, St. Croix, Virgin Islands.

Mojica, E. M. 2012. Tracking the Bald Eagle: Lessons on Foraging, Roosting, and Nesting Through Satellite Telemetry. Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Festival, Norfolk, VA.

Smith, F. M. 2011. The Adventures of Hope: A Discussion of the Ecology and Satellite Tracking of Migrating Whimbrels. International Migratory Bird Day, University of Virginia Islands, St. Croix, Virgin Islands.

Smith, F. M. 2011. Red Knot Ecology on the Virginia Barrier Islands. Eastern Shore Bird Club, Onancock, VA.

Smith, F. M. 2011. Red Knot resighting/volunteer opportunities. Eastern Shore of Virginia Master Naturalists, VA.