Chesapeake Bay Field Office
Northeast Region

 

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Black duck and company -- Poplar Island, June 2013

Link to video of a black duck and her brood on Poplar Island. video by Peter McGowan USFWS

Chesapeake Bay's Poplar Island is a successful nesting area. CBFO biologist Pete McGowan found a black duck keeping track of her brood and a few others. The average black duck nest contains 9 eggs. How many ducklings do you see? — at Poplar Island.

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MES Tern Training, March 2012 -- How to recognize common nesting behavior in birds

Link to identifying nesting behaviors video.
Link to tern nesting identification

This presentation was split into two parts. A video showing nesting behavior in work sites, and a Powerpoint presentation providing information on and identification of birds in nesting areas.

 

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New Nature Play Space at the Play & Learn daycare center in the Tawes Complex in Annapolis, MD

Link to the Play and Learn video

The new Nature Play Space includes climbing logs and boulders, a rain garden and an observation deck for children to view and learn about the garden. In addition, Play & Learn teachers have received Grow up WILD and other early childhood nature training curricula to learn how to best use the space with their students.


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Poplar Island: From Spoils to Splendor

Poplar Island scenes

A five-minute film of scenes collected from the Poplar Island Restoration Project. Scenes include least tern chicks, night shots of a great horned owl, terns, osprey, tundra swans, muskrat, large beds of bay grasses and schools of fish.

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Chesapeake Bay Shoreline -- Voice of America

Hail Cove planting

The Hail Cove Living Shoreline Project, at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge in Kent County, Maryland, demonstrates an alternative to traditional shoreline protection revetment practices that nearly eliminate important shallow water habitat.

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Hungry Goats Help Turtles -- Voice of America

CBFO biologist with a goat

The bog turtle is a federally threatened species known to occur in Cecil, Harford, Baltimore, and Carroll counties of Maryland. Besides illegal collection for the pet trade, the primary threat to bog turtles is loss of the unique wetlands on which they depend. See how goats have become a turtle’s best friend.

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Nutria Eradication Efforts -- Voice Of America

Photo of nutria

Nutria use their beaver-sized incisors and powerful forefeet to dig under the marsh surface to feed directly on the root mat, leaving the marsh pitted with holes and deep swim canals. Voice of America recently followed Chesapeake Bay Field Office and USDA biologists as they assessed the successful nutria eradication program on Maryland's eastern shore.

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Protecting a Tiny Turtle -- Voice of America

Photo of a bog turtle

In Maryland, environmental officials are working to save one of the smallest and rarest turtles in North America.  The bog turtle had the power to move an entire highway project in the state of Maryland.  The tiny turtle is listed as an endangered species. It faces a disappearing habitat as well as poachers.

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Wildlife Corridors: Front Line Routes in the War on Climate Change?

a thumbnail of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

Looking at the importance of National Wildlife Refuges and the wildlife corridors they provide for migratory birds. This video is by Zach Chmael, a high school senior.

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Last updated: July 2, 2013