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Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

Order:
Accipitriformes
Family:
Pandionidae
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Richard O. (Rob) Bierregaard received a B.Sc. from Yale University and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania for investigations of the role of competition in the ecological structure of raptor communities. He has studied the Ospreys of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts for over 40 years, and has deployed satellite transmitters on nearly 100 juvenile and adult Ospreys from South Carolina to northern New Hampshire. He has authored or coauthored more than 60 scientific and popular articles on avian ecology and conservation and edited two major volumes on tropical forest fragmentation. He is a Research Associate at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and serves on the Board of Directors of the Raptor Research Foundation and Audubon Pennsylvania. Current address: 421 Cotswold Lane, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania 19096. E-mail: rbierreg@gmail.com.

Alan F. Poole was editor of the Birds of North America from its inception in 1992 until his retirement in March 2015. He has a B.A. in literature from Princeton University, a master’s degree in forest science from Yale, and a Ph.D. in ecology from the Boston University Marine Program in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. He spent 6 years studying Ospreys in Florida and southern New England for his Ph.D. and subsequently wrote a life history of the species for Cambridge University Press. He continues to study Ospreys nesting along the coast of southeastern Massachusetts, where he lives, and is a Research Associate at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Current address: 43 Jordan Rd., S. Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02748. E-mail: afp7@cornell.edu.

Mark S. Martell received his M.S. in wildlife conservation from the University of Minnesota in 1990. Since 1985 he has done research on Ospreys across North America and in Costa Rica and Cuba focusing on reintroduction, population management, and migration. A former Coordinator of Conservation Programs for the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota and Director of Conservation Programs at Audubon Minnesota, he is currently a Senior Ecologist for Tetra Tech, Inc. Current address: 2949 Farrington St., Roseville, Minnesota 55113. E-mail: mmartell54@gmail.com.

Peter Pyle received a B.S. in Biology from Swarthmore College in 1979 and has worked as both an ornithologist and marine biologist. During the late 1970s and early 1980s he partook in the Hawaii, Micronesia, and Samoa Forest Bird Surveys. Much of his research since the early 1980's was conducted on birds and white sharks at the Farallon Islands, California. He has special interest in bird molt and how it can be used to age birds, and has published numerous papers and taught workshops on this subject in North America and Latin America. He has authored two books, over 170 scientific papers, and several popular articles. He has written and edited plumage and molt content for the Birds of North America since 2007. He is a Research Associate both at the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, and the B. P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu. In 2011 he described a new species of shearwater (Puffinus bryani) and named it after his grandfather, Edwin Bryan. He is a full-time staff biologist at the Institute for Bird Populations. Current address: P.O. Box 1346, Point Reyes Station, California 94956. E-mail: ppyle@birdpop.org.

Michael A. Patten is a professor at the University of Oklahoma, where he is affiliated with the Oklahoma Biological Survey, Department of Biology, and Environmental Studies. His research interests have focused on conservation biogeography and evolutionary ecology, particularly with respect to questions of habitat selection, from causes to consequences and from pattern to process. He has an abiding interest in systematics, especially with respect to geographic variation and how the interface between habitat, behavior, and geography affect variation from phylogeny to taxonomy. He has written and edited Systematics content for the Birds of North America since 2007, and serves as a technical advisor to both the American Ornithological Society's North American Checklist Committee, and the Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. Current address: Oklahoma Biological Survey, University of Oklahoma, 111 E. Chesapeake St., Norman, Oklahoma 73019. E-mail: mpatten@ou.edu.

Recommended Citation

Bierregaard, Richard O., Alan F. Poole, Mark S. Martell, Peter Pyle and Michael A. Patten.(2016).Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; Retrieved from the Birds of North America: https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/osprey

DOI: 10.2173/bna.683