Geographical Location: Northeastern

December 12, 2016

Not only Santa needs his chimneys

On Shepherd University’s campus in Shepherdstown, W.V, chimney swifts (Chaetura pelagica) roost in a chimney on Sara Cree Hall before heading south in the fall. Some evenings in the fall,...

November 30, 2016

PATWS hosts multiple workshops during fall field day

The Pennsylvania Chapter of The Wildlife Society (PATWS) held its inaugural Fall Field Day over the weekend of September 23-24, 2016. The event started on Friday night at the Elk...

November 14, 2016

A race against the clock for brook trout conservation

Are brook trout destined for extinction? That is a future that Shannon White, a Ph.D. student working with Dr. Tyler Wagner at the USGS Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research...

November 8, 2016

The Wildlife Professional November/December issue is online

This cover feature of this issue of The Wildlife Professional examines efforts to protect western rangelands that are being damaged by overabundant feral horses and burros, a controversial issue that...

November 1, 2016

USFWS approves Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has officially approved a new National Wildlife Refuge in the northeastern United States. The Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge will span up to 15,000...

September 6, 2016

Snakeskin found in Maine belongs to giant anaconda

A green anaconda, the largest snake in the world by weight, may be on the loose in a town in Maine. The first sighting came in June, when a Westbrook...

August 24, 2016

Pennsylvania Chapter to host Fall Field Day

The Pennsylvania Chapter of The Wildlife Society will be hosting a Field Day/Fall Gathering on Sept. 23-24, 2016, in DuBois and Benezette, Pennsylvania. The event will begin with a visit...

August 23, 2016

Plover chicks survive harrowing adventures to fledge on new beaches

From New Jersey to Manitoba, young piping plovers (Charadrius melodus) are learning to fly on beaches that haven’t seen plover nests in years. The birds’ expansion to new beaches is...

August 18, 2016

JWM study: The rise and fall of New Jersey’s Canada geese

While researchers have long followed the rapid increase and decline of New Jersey’s resident Canada geese populations, recent research looking at data from the last few decades has been able...

August 5, 2016

WSB study: How do you study elusive bobcats? Ask hunters

When it comes to monitoring elusive wildlife, the simple approach is sometimes best. Researchers in New Hampshire have found that hunter surveys are a reliable tool for studying bobcats (Lynx...