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Virtual Event: Chesapeake Bay Waterfowl: Exploring and Solving Mysteries

January 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • History of waterfowl in the Bay from the time of Captain John Smith to the present-day as they compete with humans for optimum habitat.
  • Discuss Chesapeake Bay studies of the Canvasback, King of the Bay, and latest tracking studies of Seaducks using satellite telemetry.
  • Explore how species such as mute swans, Canada geese, and snow geese, are destroying habitat for other waterfowl species.

Presenter: Dr. Matthew C. Perry | Scientist Emeritus, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

Dr. Perry’s love of birds was a constant throughout his life and resulted in a major in wildlife management at the University of Rhode Island.  He served as an officer in the US Navy during the mid-1960s and spent many hours cruising off the coast of South Vietnam.  He earned an MS degree in wildlife management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a PhD in avian science from the University of Maryland.  Matt worked at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland, where he conducted numerous research studies mainly in waterfowl nutrition, Chesapeake Bay ecology, and in the management, restoration, and creation of wildlife habitat. His last official research projects dealt with a study of seaducks in the Atlantic Flyway, which included a nutrition study of captive ducks and a satellite telemetry tracking study with wild ducks. Matt retired after 45 years with the Federal government, but as an emeritus scientist continues to publish research articles and recently completed a research project in Argentina dealing with satellite telemetry of ducks.

Lectures will be held virtually. Lectures are $10; FREE for AMM Members First Mate and above ($100).


January 14
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Annapolis Maritime Museum