Eagle Recovery To Air On NPR’s Morning Edition September 4, 2013
National Public Radio science correspondent Elizabeth Shogren joined Bryan Watts and Courtney Turrin on a survey of bald eagles along the James River as part of a story focused on recovery. In addition to counting more than 100 eagles the group discussed the dramatic recovery of the species along the historic river and the behavioral shifts that are currently underway as the population approaches its carrying capacity. One of the best examples of eagle recovery on the continent, the James River population has increased from no breeding pairs in the mid-1970s to a record 205 in 2013. The ecological changes associated with this recovery are still unfolding. The story will air on NPR’s Morning Edition on September 4.
National Public Radio science correspondent Elizabeth Shogren records river sounds while graduate student Courtney Turrin watches for eagles. The two were out on the James River to discuss bald eagle recovery with Bryan Watts. Photo by Bryan Watts.