Robert DeCandido [Robert DeCandido PhD]
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Interest in Raptor Migration (research in Nepal, Malaysia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Israel, western Pennsylvania and New York City). PhD in Evolutionary Ecology with research on recent plant species changes in New York City...specifically at Pelham Bay Park, Bronx County. Also in NYC, I have done much work on bird migration, breeding birds such as American Kestrels and Eastern Screech-owls (request popular and scientific articles/free). Photos in my portfolio (Israel 2003) come from Israel where I was doing post-doctoral research in Eilat (bird migration). Several folders come from Malaysia-Thailand where I did research on raptors in migration, including the discovery of a globally significant migration site in autumn 2003 in Thailand. (If interested, request my published papers on raptor migration - and other birds such as bee-eaters/drongos - in Asia...these are free.) Closer to home, I am responsible for the (so far) successful reintroduction of the Eastern Screech-Owl into Central Park. In spring and fall 2004-05 I studied the nocturnal migration of birds at the Empire State Building in Manhattan. In 2006, I worked with the Central Park Conservancy to compile a complete (historical and extant) flora of Central Park. Autumn 2007 had us doing consulting work for the Wind Power industry in western Pennsylvania (Altoona area). In 2007-12, I studied American Kestrels here in NYC, with the help of a major grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. It is the first comprehensive study of urban nesting kestrels in North America. Further afield I did the first spring raptor migration study in Thailand; and have continued my autumn migration work at Khao Dinsor (2009 to the present.) That is the resume of relevant work here...in autumn 2011 I began studying raptor migration in Nepal and this will continue through 2016 at least.