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BRI's work on mercury in songbirds has been in the news recently including an article in National Geographic Online. Pictured here is a Yellow Warbler.

BRI in the News

BRI news stories have appeared in many regional, national, and international news outlets. These stories help promote awareness of our work, but also promote the general issues of conservation biology and the need to continue research in wildlife health and its implications to human health.

BRI's researchers are available to talk to journalists and provide expert information on both their work and the broader topics of their expertise. 

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News Archive

Nov 28, 2017

BRI and BOEM Seabird Tracking Research Featured on USFWS Blog

Where the Wild Birds Are
by Ariel Kallenbach

A small boat cuts through the frigid January waters of the Chesapeake Bay. On a moonless night, lit only by the few spotlights they brought along, Alicia Berlin and her team from the U.S. Geological Survey’s Patuxent Wildlife Research Center are plastered in ice and dressed head to toe in fluorescent orange and yellow float gear as they scout for their target.

Her crew is one of the teams participating in a five-year study of three diving bird species that use the federal waters in the mid-Atlantic during winter and migration. Released this month, the study, funded by the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and coordinated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), followed avian movements using innovative satellite tag tracking technology.

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Photo Credits: Yellow Warbler © Ken Archer.
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