Posts Tagged Wildlife

PEC working to save Virginia’s grassland birds

Savannah sparrows and other grassland birds have declined dramatically in Virginia. (Credit: October Greenfield)

It’s nesting season for many songbirds including those that live on farmland. 

As Sandy Hausman reports, the population of grassland birds has fallen dramatically in Virginia, and a coalition is hoping to bring them back.

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Wildlife Academy to Instruct the Public

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Director Ed Clark hopes to train thousands of people in how to care for injured animals.

The Wildlife Center of Virginia has trained thousands of people over the years at its high-tech veterinary clinic in Waynesboro, and now the center is branching out – offering to train animal lovers around the world. Sandy Hausman has details.

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Spotting Eagles: Counting Along the Rappahannock

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Bill Crouch (right) and Bill Portlock (left) out on the river counting bald eagles. (Credit: Pamela D’Angelo)

Bald eagles are a more common sight in Virginia, but a decade after being de-listed as endangered, biologists are still keeping a close watch on their numbers and on new threats.

In January, Pamela D’Angelo went on one of several mid-winter eagle counts, this one a 35 mile route along on the Rappahannock River where 192 eagles were logged.

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