Project Helps Waterfowl Return to Chesapeake Bay

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

Improvements to nearly 400 acres of wetland in the Chester River watershed helped bolster populations of waterfowl using the Atlantic Flyway, thanks to support from Wildlife Forever. The effort included improvements of 43 acres of wetlands, woodlands and open fields. The combination of enhanced wetlands and grass fields are attracting numerous waterfowl species, including Canada geese (an estimated flock of 100,000 winter in the area). Data from recent studies show population increases in at least a dozen waterfowl species and an increase in bald eagle nests.