Dr. Susan Haig is a Professor of Wildlife Ecology at Oregon State University, a Senior Scientist (ST) with the USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center and a Research Associate of the Smithsonian Institution. She and her students and postdocs work on resolving issues related to restoring viability to small populations as well as population ecology of shorebirds. Many of her interests are summarized in her joint effort with Dr. Peter Marra (Director, Migratory Bird Center, Smithsonian Institution) to direct the Migratory Connectivity Project.
I'm a senior in Fisheries and Wildlife Science with a specialization in Avian Conservation and Management. I currently work with Oregon Sea Grant as an invasive species program assistant but have worked as a field intern with Oregon State University and the U.S. Geological Survey, a laboratory research assistant in the W.M. Keck Collaboratory of Plasma Spectrometry, and a few other things here and there.
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I am currently in my final year as an undergraduate in the Fisheries and Wildlife Department at OSU. My interests in birds include avian evolutionary ecology, bird systematics, bird communities and populations, and the study of ornithology in general. My research experience with birds has included conducting waterfowl brood pond surveys and duck banding at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, monitoring Greater Sage-Grouse in southeastern Oregon, censusing/trapping/relocating raptors and other birds at Portland International Airport, and cataloging small mammal specimens found in owl pellets from research sites in the Nevada. I have experience in a variety of avian field sampling techniques including conducting stationary point counts, area searches, trapping, handling, and banding of many species. I’ve lead bird trips and assisted in teaching field identification techniques and avian systematics. I served as Birding Activity Chair for the OSU Bird Nerds in 2015/2016. I currently sit on the boards of the Audubon Society of Corvallis and the Friends of Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge. I am here to help OSU Bird Nerds achieve its mission in helping students learn more about the amazing world of birds and connect with the greater birding and avian-research community.
A Fisheries & Wildlife science major that just moved to Corvallis from South Carolina. I have extensive avian field experience in the southeast through a 3-year internship where I was entrusted with the following: monitoring bald eagle nests and wading bird rookeries, surveying/banding eastern bluebird, mourning doves, and cavity nest species, as well as leading and participating in multiple birding trips. I have many birds to check off my list out here, I can't wait!
Community Outreach Chair
I am a third-year student majoring in Biology with a minor in Fisheries and Wildlife. I am broadly interested in avian conservation, management, and research. This summer, I had my first field experiences related to birds as a volunteer for the Tachycineta Swallow Research Program (headed by Dr. Jim Rivers, OSU College of Forestry), and then as an intern with the ʻAlalā Project and Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project in Hawaiʻi. I started getting involved with the Bird Nerds last year and this is my first year as a club chair. I can't wait to meet more students who share my passion for birds and look forward to connecting our club to the broader avian community. It's going to be a great year!
Birding Activity Chair
I am a 2nd year Fisheries & Wildlife Science Undergraduate. I am from Los Angeles, California (Claremont specifically). Birds have always interested me, and I have been conducting bird surveys through various Audubon chapter and organizations since middle school. I have recently conducted surveys with the Bolsa Chica Conservancy, where I surveyed different areas of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. I am certain I will research birds for the rest of my career, however, I am unsure what particular birds I wish to research. I work in the Robinson Lab, where I help collect data for the Oregon 2020 project. I am very excited to meet all those who have an interest in birds and hope to provide opportunities that help pave the path for others to be successful in avian-related careers.
Publicity and Public Relations Chair
I'm a sophomore transfer student currently living in Ohio. I'm majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, I plan on adding an avian concentration soon. I recently completed an internship where I banded songbirds, their nestlings, and practiced taking blood samples. I enjoy watching birds from my backyard and on the shores of Lake Erie. During my spare time I participate in citizen science projects through the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. I look forward to sharing my passion for birds with my fellow Bird Nerds!
PhD student at Oregon State University with a wide variety of avian field experience including: migration counts with Hawkwatch International, studies on brood parasitism, reproductive biology with the Platte River Whooping Crane Trust and the Golondrinas de las Americas. I Received a Masters of Science in Zoology, from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2012, for my studies on the synergistic effects of anthropogenic stressors on amphibians in North America. My research interests center around the effects of large scale anthropogenic stressors such as global climate change, land use/land cover alteration, and contaminants on birds and amphibians. I currently work on the Oregon2020 project and remain an avid birder.
Hi, my name is Peter Kappes, and I’m currently working on my PhD in the Fisheries and Wildlife Department, investigating how sea-ice influences the reproductive success and population dynamics of Adélie Penguins breeding on Ross Island, Antarctica. I have nearly 20 years of experience working with and studying birds in places as far flung as Alaska, the Galápagos, Antarctica, and multiple islands in the Indian Ocean. While most of my experience is with marine birds I studied how male plumage pigmentation influenced the mating and reproductive success of the male American Redstarts for my Master’s degree. I’m excited to have the opportunity to serve in advisory capacity to the Bird Nerds club and am looking forward to sharing my passion for birds with other likeminded individuals.
I am a PhD student in Doug Robinson’s lab in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. My PhD work looks at different elements of community structure (ie. which species of birds occur in a community) in Oregon and Panama. My work in Panama involves tropical bird species on Barro Colorado Island, a forest fragment located in the middle of the Panama Canal. In Oregon I work on the state-wide Oregon2020 bird survey project with Tyler Hallman. I also received my MS at OSU, where I investigated 60 years of change in avian communities of the Willamette Valley. Prior to grad school I was a Research and Monitoring Intern for Klamath Bird Observatory. I have also worked with Kori Bustards for the Smithsonian National Zoological Park. I love birds and birding and am excited to share my passion with aspiring undergraduate students!