The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Avian Research Program conducts original research on the ecology and management of birds and their habitats. Emphasis is on addressing information needs for bird species of high management priority in the state of Colorado. The Program seeks to acquire new knowledge on bird ecology, develops and assesses bird monitoring efforts, and develops and evaluates bird conservation programs in Colorado. Avian Researchers synthesize existing information, produce new information/knowledge, interpret information, and facilitate integrating information into agency programs and decisions that affect hunted, non-hunted, and threatened and endangered birds. The Program routinely contributes original articles to the peer-reviewed ecological and wildlife science literature. Avian Research personnel also serve on various committees and working groups with other partners (state, federal, and local governments, and non-governmental organizations) in bird research and conservation.
The Avian Wildlife Research Group is composed of:
- James H. Gammonley, Ph.D., Program Manager
- Elizabeth "Lee" Olton, Program Assistant
- Anthony Dean Apa, Ph.D., Research Scientist
- Reesa Y. Conrey, Ph.D., Research Scientist
- Danielle B. Johnston, Ph.D., Research Scientist
- Michael L. Phillips, Ph.D., Research Scientist
- Mindy B. Rice, Ph.D., Research Scientist
- Brett L. Walker, Ph.D., Research Scientist
To know more about what each of the Avaian Research staff does, view the detailed staff information page.