Ruth Beck Bird Research Fund

Ruth Beck was a Biology Professor Emeritus of the College of William and Mary and she was also the Observatory's Songbird Team Leader and Vice-president. She passed away in May 2015. Ruth worked tirelessly over 40 years with particular emphasis on conservation efforts at three waterbird sites in coastal Virginia: Grandview Beach and Hampton Roads Bridge-tunnel in Hampton and Craney Island in Portsmouth. Her long-standing work had positive impacts on populations of Least Terns, Common Terns, Royal Terns, Black Skimmers, Black-necked Stilts and others. This Honorary Fund was established to help carry on Ruth's passion for protecting birds through continued conservation activities.

(1) We invite you to contribute to the Ruth Beck Bird Research Fund online securely by credit or debit card using paypal.
No paypal account is required. Simply click the Donate button below, enter the amount when prompted, and click "Continue" at the bottom of the page.


(2) mail your check made out to "CVWO", noting Ruth Beck Bird Research Fund in the memo line, to

Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory
PO Box 764
Lightfoot, VA 23090

Thank you for supporting the continuation of Ruth's work.