Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Philip Merrill Environmental Center
6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403
Permit No. 305
On the cover: A solitary canvasback hen is striking against a mass of male “cans” during a winter storm. Lack of wild celery, the species’ favorite food,
and habitat degradation have reduced the Chesapeake’s canvasback population by 80 percent. Photo by Paul Bramble, 2010 photo contestant.
GREAT EGRET CHICKS ©2010 JAY FLEMING/ILCP