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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.

Date published: October 26, 2018

A Unified Research Strategy for Disease Management

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.

Date published: October 25, 2018

STEP-UP Students digitize BBL’s banding records at the USGS

The BBL welcomes a new group of students with differing abilities to start employment training as part of the STEP-UP program.

Date published: September 28, 2018

Large-scale Review of Amphibian Species and Community Response to Climate Change

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.

Date published: September 26, 2018

Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation students visit the BBL’s bird banding station

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.

Date published: September 24, 2018

BBL- University of Baltimore collaboration: Reportband.gov survey results

Over 5,000 people provided feedback about Reportband.gov as part of an online survey conducted by the University of Baltimore.