Chesapeake Bay Waterfowl: Exploring and Solving Mysteries

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Thursday January 14

7:00 PM  –  8:30 PM

Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021 
Location: Zoom Virtual Lecture 
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm

  • 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

Registration Required.

  • Upon registration, you will receive two emails: one confirmation email with your receipt and the link to join the Zoom lecture and one e-ticket email.
  • If you are registering as a member, please use the coupon code provided by AMM.

Cost: $10 General Admission; FREE for AMM Members First Mate and above ($100).

This lecture will be offered virtually by Zoom, an online video conferencing platform. Upon registration, you will be sent the link for the video conference to join on the evening of the lecture. If you do not receive your confirmation email after you register, please check your Spam folder, or email Mallory Mlynarek at To learn more about Zoom and to download the app to your computer, visit the Zoom website. 

About the Presenter: 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.