Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
One Turkey Vulture’s 3,000 Mile Journey.
This week marks a significant milestone in the conservation and recovery of the endangered whooping crane. On March 11 and 13, the U.S. Geological Survey’s Patuxent Wildlife Research Center transferred its last two cranes of the approximately 75 that were in its flock to other institutions, closing out more than 50 years of the center’s whooping crane research and captive breeding success.
New member brings diverse skillset to the Bird Banding Lab.
The USGS was awarded the 2018 Workforce Development Partner of the Year by the Foundation for Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools (FCPS) at a luncheon attended by over 250 elected officials and local leaders, including Director Jim Reilly. The USGS is the first federal entity to receive this award.
Highlight of birds banded at the BBL during fall 2018 migration.
Jenn Malpass, Biologist at the Bird Banding Lab Travels the Eastern US to Present Updates to Partners.
As wildlife diseases increase globally, an understanding of host-pathogen relationships can elucidate avenues for management and improve conservation efficacy. Amphibians are among the most threatened groups of wildlife, and disease is a major factor in global amphibian declines.
The BBL welcomes a new group of students with differing abilities to start employment training as part of the STEP-UP program.
Amphibian species and community richness has been declining in North America and climate change may play a role in these declines. Global climate change has led to a range shift of many wildlife species and thus understanding how these changes in species distribution can be used to predict amphibian community responses that may improve conservation efforts.
Undergraduate students with Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation take a field trip the BBL’s fall migration monitoring station, to learn about bird banding in the field first hand.
Over 5,000 people provided feedback about Reportband.gov as part of an online survey conducted by the University of Baltimore.