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Date published: July 14, 2021

USGS-Led Study Helps in the Fight Against the Coronavirus Pandemic

With few additional targeted tests and non-invasive surveys, public health agencies can better estimate disease occurrence and trends, changes in transmission, rates of hospitalization and death and effectiveness of vaccines and other control measures.

Date published: July 7, 2021

Partner Spotlight: The Canadian Bird Banding Office

Many North American migratory bird species travel from North America to Central and South America during their yearly migrations. Therefore, studying birds in a coordinated fashion across borders is critical, making the USGS Bird Banding Laboratory’s partnership with the Bird Banding Office in Canada vital in managing the North American Bird Banding Program.

Date published: June 21, 2021

It’s Pollinator Week!

Pollinators in the form of bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles provide vital but often invisible services, from supporting terrestrial wildlife and plant communities, to supporting healthy watersheds.

Date published: June 10, 2021

Leave No Trace This Summer as You Explore the Outdoors

It’s Great Outdoors Month! As the weather warms up and more people head out to explore the outdoors, the U.S. Geological Survey has tips for minimizing impacts to the environment. Leaving no trace can be a challenge and sometimes a small act can have a large impact.

Date published: May 12, 2021

Friday's Findings - May 21 2021

USGS Research to Support the Recovery of Endangered Atlantic Sturgeon 

Date: May 21, 2021 from 2-2:30 p.m. eastern time

Speaker: David Kazyak, Research Ecologist, USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center

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Date published: May 4, 2021

Scientists and Volunteers Resume Annual Survey of North America’s Wild Birds

Thousands of participants are heading out to conduct the annual North American Breeding Bird Survey, a program initiated in 1966 to track the health of wild bird populations across the continent. This is an international effort, jointly coordinated by the U.S. Geological Survey, Canadian Wildlife Service and Mexican National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity.

Date published: March 11, 2021

Announcing the USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center

The U.S. Geological Survey recently announced completion of the merger between the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (PWRC) and Leetown Science Center (LSC). The combined center’s name is the USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center (EESC).

Date published: February 25, 2021

Land use tied to ‘intersex’ smallmouth bass in Bay rivers

Bay Journal — By Timothy Wheeler — February 25, 2021

Date published: February 24, 2021

Highlights from 2020: Bird Bandings and Encounters

An overview of the USGS Bird Banding Laboratory’s successes in collection and curation of bird banding data in the last year, featuring some of the remarkable bird bandings, recaptures, and encounters from 2020.

Date published: December 18, 2020

Notes From the Field: Wood Duck Recruitment

"Notes From the Field” are contributed articles that highlight current banding projects and the continued importance of bird banding 100 years after the establishment of the Bird Banding Lab. This article focuses on a collaborative project to examine how nest boxes affect population dynamics of...

Date published: December 4, 2020

Notes From the Field: Coastal Raptors

"Notes from the Field” are contributed articles that highlight current banding projects and the continued importance of bird banding 100 years after the establishment of the Bird Banding Lab. This article focuses on a long-term raptor monitoring project in Washington state.

Date published: November 20, 2020

Notes From the Field: Panola Mountain Bird Banding Station

"Notes From the Field” are contributed articles that highlight current banding projects and the continued importance of bird banding 100 years after the establishment of the Bird Banding Lab. Our second article in this new series focuses on a long-term banding station near Atlanta, Georgia.