Raptor Migration: Local, Cooperative and Global


Dr. Keith Bildstein

Keith Bildstein Keith L. Bildstein is Sarkis Acopian Director of Conservation Science at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, where he oversees Hawk Mountain's conservation science program, and coordinates the activities of the Sanctuary's graduate students, international interns, and visiting scientists.

Bildstein received a B.S. in Biology at Muhlenberg College, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in 1972, and a Masters and Ph. D. in Zoology from the Ohio State University, in Columbus, Ohio, in 1976 and 1978. He currently is Adjunct Professor of Wildlife Biology at the State University of New York-Syracuse. He was Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology at the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1978, and Distinguished Professor of Biology at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, from 1978 to 1992. He is a Fellow of the American Ornithologists' Union, and has been President of the Wilson Ornithological Society and the Waterbird Society, and Vice-president of the Raptor Research Foundation. Bildstein edited the Wilson Bulletin, a quarterly journal of ornithology, from 1984 through 1987, and was a member of the editorial board of The Auk, the AOU's journal, in 1997-2000. He has helped organize the scientific programs of seven national and eight international ornithological meetings.

Bildstein has authored or coauthored more than 100 papers in ecology and conservation, including 40 on raptors. His books include White Ibis: wetland wanderer (1993), The raptor migration watch-site manual (1995 [with Jorje Zalles]), Raptor watch: a global directory of raptor migration sites (2000 [with Jorje Zalles]), and Migrating raptors of the world: their ecology and conservation (2006). His co-edited works include Conservation Biology of Flamingos (2000), Hawkwatching in the Americas (2001), Neotropical Raptors (2007), Raptor Research and Management Techniques (2007), and The State of North America's Birds of Prey (2008).

Keith's current research involves the geography, ecology, and conservation of the world's migratory raptors; energy management in migrating raptors; the feeding and movement ecology of New and Old World vultures; and the wintering, breeding, and movement ecology of American Kestrels.

You can contact Keith at: bildstein@hawkmtn.org.

red-tailed hawk Keith Bildstein on South lookout