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Date published: July 23, 2019

Brilliant Bandings & Superb Sightings: Ring-billed Gull in Long Island

A color-marked Ring-billed Gull has second sighting in a Long Island village.

Date published: June 14, 2019

Modeling Management Actions Helps Researchers Pinpoint the Main Culprit of Wood Frog Declines

Amphibian decline is a global conservation crisis driven by multiple interacting stressors, which often act at a local scale with global implications.

Date published: May 31, 2019

Student Interns with Differing Abilities Recognized for Accomplishments in Employment Training

USGS student interns and employees of the Band-Scan Project reflect on their work experiences during their time in STEP-UP.

Date published: April 26, 2019

Employee Spotlight: Antonio Celis-Murillo Represents the BBL at EBBA

Antonio Celis-Murillo, Ph.D., travels to Rochester, NY to Present Bird Banding Laboratory Updates at the Eastern Bird Banding Association conference.

Date published: April 11, 2019

BBL Data in Publication: Band Recoveries in Black Brant

A recently published scientific article uses USGS Bird Banding Laboratory records to evaluate hotspots of Black Brant band recoveries.

Date published: March 20, 2019

Employee Spotlight: Melissa Roach

Newest member of the Bird Banding Laboratory has a long history with birds.

Date published: March 15, 2019

Brilliant Bandings and Superb Sightings: A Well-Traveled Turkey Vulture

One Turkey Vulture’s 3,000 Mile Journey.

Date published: March 13, 2019

Significant Milestone in Whooping Crane Recovery

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.

Date published: February 28, 2019

Employee Spotlight: Suzy Peurach Joins the BBL Team!

New member brings diverse skillset to the Bird Banding Lab.

Date published: December 6, 2018

STEP-UP Program Wins Award

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. 

Date published: November 30, 2018

The Bird Banding Lab wraps up banding for fall migration

Highlight of birds banded at the BBL during fall 2018 migration.  

Date published: November 15, 2018

Employee Spotlight: Jennifer Malpass, Ph.D., AWB, DCA

Jenn Malpass, Biologist at the Bird Banding Lab Travels the Eastern US to Present Updates to Partners.