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Wildlife of the Chesapeake Bay Tributaries

Wildlife of the Chesapeake Bay Tributaries

The goal of this mission is to provide data on wildlife not only along the major rivers Susquehanna,Potomac, Rappahannock, York, and James , but the smaller tributaries which feed these rivers and makeup the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Sign in to join mission

Wildlife of the Chesapeake Bay Tributaries
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Within the Chesapeake Bay watershed fifty major tributaries pour water into the Chesapeake Bay every day. These rivers, along with the hundreds of thousands of creeks and streams that feed them, provides food, water, cover, and nesting or nursery areas to more than 3,000 migratory and resident wildlife species. Habitat types range from hardwood forests of the Appalachian mountains to saltwater marshes in the Bay.

Wildlife of the Chesapeake Bay Tributaries

Lat: 38.43 Long: -77.12

Recent Spottings

Green Heron LauraLOVESbirds 1 0 Green Heron
Coyote LauraLOVESbirds 7 1 Coyote
Ring-Necked Duck Melissa Biehl 1 0 Ring-Necked Duck
Spotting Melissa Biehl 2 3 Spotting
American Wigeon Melissa Biehl 1 0 American Wigeon
Eastern Gray Squirrel Melissa Biehl 4 0 Eastern Gray Squirrel
Tree Swallow LauraLOVESbirds 1 0 Tree Swallow
Osprey LauraLOVESbirds 3 0 Osprey
Fish Crow LauraLOVESbirds 2 0 Fish Crow
Purple Martin LauraLOVESbirds 1 0 Purple Martin
Eastern Rat Snake LauraLOVESbirds 4 1 Eastern Rat Snake
Eastern Kingbird LauraLOVESbirds 7 1 Eastern Kingbird
Southern Ring-necked Snake LauraLOVESbirds 1 0 Southern Ring-necked Snake
American Goldfinch YvonneD 6 0 American Goldfinch
Groundhog (aka woodchuck, whistlepig) LauraLOVESbirds 7 1 Groundhog (aka woodchuck, whistlepig)
Northern Red-Bellied Cooter LauraLOVESbirds 1 1 Northern Red-Bellied Cooter
Eastern Painted Turtle LauraLOVESbirds 1 3 Eastern Painted Turtle
Eastern Towhee LauraLOVESbirds 4 2 Eastern Towhee
Great Egret awsm 2 0 Great Egret
Red Fox LauraLOVESbirds 8 3 Red Fox
Banded Woolly Bear YvonneD 1 1 Banded Woolly Bear
Silver-spotted skipper (caterpillar) awsm 1 0 Silver-spotted skipper (caterpillar)
Tobacco Hornworm (Carolina Sphinx) Kristi Persing 1 0 Tobacco Hornworm (Carolina Sphinx)
Sycamore Tussock Moth Caterpillar Kristi Persing 1 0 Sycamore Tussock Moth Caterpillar
Adult Female Eagle (nest...two fledglings) rstillings 2 1 Adult Female Eagle (nest...two fledglings)
Gray/Cope's Gray Tree Frog awsm 1 2 Gray/Cope's Gray Tree Frog
Virginia Creeper Sphinx Moth Fishes3andMe 0 0 Virginia Creeper Sphinx Moth
Agreeable Tiger Moth Kristi Persing 2 0 Agreeable Tiger Moth
Horned Grebe awsm 0 4 Horned Grebe
European Honeybee montebelliard 2 1 European Honeybee
Osprey rstillings 1 2 Osprey
Ring-billed Gull (juvenile) YvonneD 1 0 Ring-billed Gull (juvenile)
Monarch butterfly flybeasley 0 1 Monarch butterfly
Great Blue Heron YvonneD 1 2 Great Blue Heron
Atlantic Stingray GCC 4 4 Atlantic Stingray
Diamondback Terrapin GCC 0 2 Diamondback Terrapin
Fowler's toad GCC 0 1 Fowler's toad
Chinese mantis Kristi Persing 2 1 Chinese mantis
Northern Pearly Eye YvonneD 1 2 Northern Pearly Eye
Great Blue Heron YvonneDobson 2 0 Great Blue Heron
False Underwing Kristi Persing 2 1 False Underwing
Luna Moth Fishes3andMe 2 0 Luna Moth
Yellow-Based Tussock Moth Kristi Persing 0 0 Yellow-Based Tussock Moth
Black Snake Kristi Persing 0 0 Black Snake
American Bald Eagle rstillings 1 0 American Bald Eagle
Common box turtle Kristi Persing 2 0 Common box turtle
Bess Beetle, Horned Passalus Kristi Persing 0 1 Bess Beetle, Horned Passalus
Belted KingFisher rstillings 2 0 Belted KingFisher
Northern Watersnake rstillings 1 0 Northern Watersnake
Black Rat Snake Kristi Persing 0 0 Black Rat Snake

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