The Full Cycle Phenology Project brings together a group of diverse and uniquely qualified collaborators from Boise State University, the American Kestrel Partnership, HawkWatch International, St. Mary’s University, Environmental Laboratory of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, and the University of California, Los Angeles. This project will combine cutting edge genetic techniques and a large-scale collaboration of professional and citizen scientists across the western hemisphere to find out more about migratory connectivity, population change, and the impacts of climate change on the American Kestrel and other migratory birds.


OUR TEAM


Boise State University

Dr. Julie Heath, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
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Anjolene Hunt, Research Project Manager, Department of Biological Sciences
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Michaela Brinkmeyer, MS student (Raptor Biology), Department of Biological Sciences
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Jason Winiarski, PhD student (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior), Department of Biological Sciences
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Kathleen Callery, MS student (Raptor Biology), Department of Biological Sciences


Dr. Nancy Glenn, Professor, Department of Geosciences
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Dr. Alejandro Flores, Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences


Dr. Matthew Kohn, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Geosciences


American Kestrel Partnership

Dr. Christopher McClure, Director of Global Conservation Science, The Peregrine Fund
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Dr. Sarah Schulwitz, Director of the American Kestrel Partnership, The Peregrine Fund
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Hawkwatch International

Dr. Dave Oleyar, Senior Scientist
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Neil Paprocki, Conservation Biologist
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Jesse Watson, Research Biologist
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University of California, Los Angeles

Dr. Kristen Ruegg, Assistant Adjunct Professor
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Jasmine Rajbhandary, Collections Coordinator


Environmental Laboratory of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

Dr. Richard Fischer, Research Wildlife Biologist


St. Mary’s University

Dr. Benjamin Pauli, Assistant Professor
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RESEARCH PARTNERS


Dr. Clint Boal, Texas Tech University
Dr. Russell Dawson, University of Northern British Columbia 
Dr. Karl Miller, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Dr. Jill Morrow and Lance Morrow 

Dr. Joel Pagel and Scott Thomas
Ted Swem, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Dr. Jean-François Therrien, Hawk Mountain Sancturary
Dr. Rich Van Buskirk, Pacific University

We partner with an amazing network of professional and citizen scientists from across the western hemisphere (See map below for our 2016 feather and blood sample contributors).  See how you can Get Involved!

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This map shows locations from which we have received feather samples (blue circles) and blood samples (red circles) in 2016. We welcome samples from all areas, but if you live in one of the states, provinces, or territories without any samples, WE URGENTLY NEED YOUR HELP!

 2017 Feather Contributers

Bill Ralph
Don McCartney
Jerry Toll
Jill Morrow and Lance Morrow
Jim Bednarz
Joe Gubanyi
Knox Martin
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Matthew Stuber
Scott Kimball
Thomas May


THIS WORK IS SUPPORTED BY


The Department of Defense’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program

Crowd-sourced funding

This research would not be possible without the generous donations that got our project started! THANK YOU for donating to make this project a reality. See the full list of GoFundMe donors here

Boise State University’s Raptor Research Center

Feature photo by Anjolene Hunt