Recent Publications by The Peregrine Fund

This is a partial list of publications, both peer-reviewed and popular, that have been published by staff, students, and grantees.


  • Anderson, D., P. Bente, T. Booms, L. Dunn, and C. McClure. 2019. Non-random territory occupancy by nesting Gyrfalcons (Falco rusticolus). Arctic Science. DOI:10.1139/AS-2018-0024
  • Buechley, E., A. Santangeli, M. Girardello, M.H.C. Neate-Clegg, D. Oleyar, C. McClure, and Ç.H. Şekercioğlu. 2019. Global raptor research and conservation priorities: Tropical raptors fall prey to knowledge gaps. Diversity and Distributions. DOI:10.1111/ddi.12901
  • Dwyer, J.F., T. Hayes, R. Thorstrom, and R.E. Harness. 2019. Retrofitting power poles to prevent electrocution of translocated Ridgway’s Hawks (Buteo ridgwayi). Journal of Caribbean Ornithology Vol 32: 4-10.
  • Gallardo, J.C. and R. Thorstrom. 2019. Status and Conservation of the Raptors in the West Indies: A Review. Caribbean Naturalist Special Issue No. 2:90-134.
  • Mejia, E. C., C. McClure, and J.R. Barber. 2019. Large‐scale manipulation of the acoustic environment can alter the abundance of breeding birds: Evidence from a phantom natural gas field. Journal of Applied Ecology. DOI:10.1111/1365-2664.13449
  • Ravelomanantsoa, N. A. F., F. Razafimalala, Z. Rakotomalala, G. Razafimanjato, L.-A. Rene de Roland, B. Ramasindrazana, C. F. Rakotondramanana, and S.M. Goodman. 2019. The bats of the Protected Area of the Complex Tsimembo Manambolomaty, Melaky Region, Madagascar: Diversity and biogeography. Malagasy Nature 13: 105-116.
  • Razarazafy, D., L.-A. Rene de Roland, M.P.H. Rakotondratsima, and G. Razafimanjato. 2019. Breeding success and behavior of striped Madagascar Harrier-hawk (Polyboroides radiatus) in the Protected Area of ​​Bemanevika, Northwest of Madagascar. Malagasy Nature 13: 97-104.
  • Robinson, B., T. Booms, M.J. Bechard, and D. Anderson. 2019. Dietary Plasticity in a Specialist Predator, the Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus): New Insights into Diet During Brood Rearing. Journal of Raptor Research 53(2):115-126. DOI:10.3356/JRR-15-58
  • Schulwitz, S., M. C. Griffith, and C. McClure. 2019. American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) scavenging on domestic turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) carcass. Wilson Journal of Ornithology. DOI:10.1676/18-101
  • Shaw, P., M. Kibuule, D. Nalwanga, G. Kaphu, M Opige, and D. Pomeroy. 2019. Implications of farmland expansion for species abundance, richness and mean body mass in African raptor communities. Biological Conservation Volume 235, Pages 164-177. DOI:10.1016/j.biocon.2019.03.039
  • Shema, S. 2019. Current status of diurnal breeding raptors in the greater Athi-Kaputiei Ecosystem, southern Kenya: an assessment of abundance, distribution and key areas in need of conservation. Scopus Vol 39, No 1: 44-59.


  • Bulgarella, M., M. Quiroga, and G.E. Heimpel. 2018. Additive negative effects of Philornis nest parasitism on small and declining Neotropical bird populations. Bird Conservation International. DOI:10.1017/S0959270918000291
  • Gaston, K.J., D.T.C. Cox, S.B. Canavelli, D. Garcia, B. Hughes, B. Maas, D. Martinez, D. Ogada, and R. Inger. 2018. Population Abundance and Ecosystem Service Provision: The Case of Birds . BioScience Volume 68, Issue 4. DOI:10.1093/biosci/biy005
  • Hatfield, R.S. 2018. Diet And Space Use Of The Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus) In The Maasai Mara Region Of Kenya. 44 University of Kentucky Forestry and Natural Resources, Kentucky, USA. DOI:10.13023/etd.2018.391
  • Hayes, C.D., T. Hayes, C. McClure, M. Quiroga, R. Thorstrom, and D. Anderson. 2018. Native parasitic nest fly impacts reproductive success of an island‐endemic host. Animal Conservation. DOI:10.1111/acv.12449
  • Leavell, B.C., J. Rubin, C. McClure, A. Miner, A. Branham, and J.R. Barber. 2018. Fireflies thwart bat attack with multisensory warnings. Science Advances Vol. 4, no. 8. DOI:10.1126/sciadv.aat6601
  • Margalida, A. and D. Ogada. 2018. Old World Vultures in a Changing Environment. Pages 457-471 in Birds of prey: biology and conservation in the XXI century, Eds. José Hernán Sarasola, Juan Manuel Grande & Juan José Negro. Springer, New York, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London. DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-73745-4_19
  • McClure, C., L. Martinson, and T.D. Allison. 2018. Automated monitoring for birds in flight: Proof of concept with eagles at a wind power facility. Biological Conservation Volume 224 Pages 26-33. DOI:10.1016/j.biocon.2018.04.041
  • McClure, C., J.R.S. Westrip, J.A. Johnson, S. Schulwitz, M. Virani, R. Davies, A. Symes, H. Wheatley, R. Thorstrom, A. Amar, R. Buij, V.R. Jones, N.P. Williams, E. Buechley, and S.H.M. Butchart. 2018. State of the world's raptors: Distributions, threats, and conservation recommendations. Biological Conservation. DOI:10.1016/j.biocon.2018.08.012
  • Mendez, D., S. Marsden, and H. Lloyd. 2018. Assessing population size and structure for Andean Condor Vultur gryphus in Bolivia using a photographic ‘capture‐recapture’ method. Ibis. DOI:10.1111/ibi.12681
  • Ogada, D. 2018. Insights Into the Natural History of the Little Known Maned Rat Lophiomys imhausi through Examination of Owl Pellets and Prey Remains . Journal of East African Natural History 107(1):1-7. DOI:10.2982/028.107.0101
  • Piana, R.P. and H. Vargas. 2018. Preliminary Habitat Models of Foraging and Roosting Sites Used By Two Rehabilitated Adult Male Andean Condors (Vultur gryphus) In Peru. Journal of Raptor Research 52(2):231-239. DOI:10.3356/JRR-17-19.1
  • Regan, T., C. McClure, and J.R. Belthoff. 2018. Assessing patterns of barn owl Tyto alba occupancy from call broadcast surveys. Wildlife Biology. DOI:10.2981/wlb.00411
  • Restropo-Cardona, J.S., F. Saenz-Jimenez, M. A. Echeverry-Galvis, A. Betancur, A. F. Quintero, and P. A. Lopez. 2018. BREEDING BEHAVIOR OF A REINTRODUCED PAIR OF ANDEAN CONDOR (VULTUR GRYPHUS) IN THE CENTRAL ANDES OF COLOMBIA. Ornithologia Neotropical v. 29, p. 129-133. DOI:10.000
  • Rubin, J., C.A. Hamilton, C. McClure, B.A. Chadwell, A.Y. Kawahara, and J.R. Barber. 2018. The evolution of anti-bat sensory illusions in moths. Science Advances Vol. 4, no. 7. DOI:10.1126/sciadv.aar7428
  • Schulwitz, S., P.A. Castano, P.A. Mosquera, M. Chugcho, K.J. Campbell, and J.A. Johnson. 2018. Floreana Island re-colonization potential of the Galápagos short-eared owl (Asio flammeus galapagoensis) . Conservation Genetics Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 193–205. DOI:10.1007/s10592-017-1007-x
  • Schulwitz, S., P. Spurling, T.S. Davis, and C. McClure. 2018. Webcams as an untapped opportunity to conduct citizen science: Six years of the American Kestrel Partnership's KestrelCam. Global Ecology and Conservation Volume 15. DOI:10.1016/j.gecco.2018.e00434
  • Specht, A.J., C.N. Parish, E.K. Wallens, R.T. Watson, L.H. Nie, and M.G. Weisskopf. 2018. Feasibility of a portable X-ray fluorescence device for bone lead measurements of condor bones. Science of the Total Environment Volume 615, Pages 398-403. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.09.123
  • Subedi, T. R., J. D. Anadon, H.S. Baral, M. Virani, and S. Anuar Mohd Sah. 2018. Breeding habitat and nest‐site selection of Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus in the Annapurna Himalaya Range of Nepal. Ibis. DOI:10.1111/ibi.12698
  • Subedi, T. R., M. Virani, S Gurung, R. Buij, H.S. Baral, E. Buechley, J. D. Anadon, and S. Anuar Mohd Sah. 2018. Estimation of Population Density of Bearded Vultures Using Line-Transect Distance Sampling and Identification of Perceived Threats In the Annapurna Himalaya Range of Nepal. Journal of Raptor Research 52(4). DOI:10.3356/JRR-18-25.1
  • Sutton, L.J. and R. PUschendorf. 2018. Climatic niche of the Saker Falcon Falco cherrug: predicted new areas to direct population surveys in Central Asia. Ibis. DOI:10.1111/ibi.12700
  • Watson, R.T. 2018. Raptor conservation in practice. Pages 473 - 498 in Birds of prey: biology and conservation in the XXI century, Eds. José Hernán Sarasola, Juan Manuel Grande & Juan José Negro. Springer, New York, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London. DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-73745-4_20
  • Watson, R.T. 2018. Wildlife Careers: Nonprofit Organizations. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. DOI:10.1002/jwmg.21426
  • Watson, R.T., P.S. Kolar, M. Ferrer, T. Torgeir, N. Naira, W.G. Hunt, H.A. Smit-Robinson, C.J. Farmer, M.H. Huso, and T. Katzner. 2018. Raptor Interactions With Wind Energy: Case Studies From Around the World. Journal of Raptor Research 52(1):1-18. DOI:10.3356/JRR-16-100.1
























Additional Publications Information

For complete lists of research papers and other publications from The Peregrine Fund, visit the Global Raptor Information Network (GRIN).

Research papers listed in the left column that do not link to a downloadable PDF can be obtained by sending a request to

Conference Proceedings

In addition to the individual papers listed in the left column, The Peregrine Fund has published the complete proceedings of these conferences in book form:


Cade, T.J., and C.M. Blount. 2018. Tom Cade: A Life in Science and Conservation. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID

Cade, T. J., and W. Burnham. 2003. Return of the peregrine: a North American saga of tenacity and teamwork. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID.

D.L. Anderson, C.J.W. McClure, and A. Franke, editors. 2017. Applied raptor ecology: essentials from Gyrfalcon research. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, Idaho, USA.


Sherrod, S.K., W.R. Heinrich, W.A. Burnham, J.H. Barclay, and T.J. Cade.1987. Hacking: a method for releasing peregrine falcons and other birds of prey. The Peregrine Fund. Boise, ID.

Weaver, J.D. and T.J. Cade (eds.). 1991. Falcon propagation, a manual on captive breeding. The Peregrine Fund. Boise, ID.

Cade TJ; Enderson JH; Linthicum J. 1996. Guide to management of Peregrine Falcons at the eyrie.The Peregrine Fund. Boise, ID.

Marti, C.D. 2002. Enhancing raptor populations, a techniques manual. The Peregrine Fund. Boise, ID.