Webinar Title: Wildlife Diversity Webinars: Ecology of the Riparian Obligate Birds of Prey in the Trans Pecos
AT-VMS: AT: Texas Parks and Wildlife (Enter AT#, Class Title as posted, Location, and Presenter)
Comments: AT23-030 Webinar Wildlife Diversity Webinars: Ecology of the Riparian Obligate Birds of Prey in the Trans Pecos, Presenter(s): Clint W. Boal (AT=1h)
Webinar Date: 11/15/2023
Webinar Time: 12:00p-1:00p
This monthly webinar series highlights research and conservation efforts in Texas
2/15/2023 – Population status assessments of four plant species in Big Bend National Park
3/15/2023 – Ground Truthing the Species Distribution Model of Bachman’s Sparrow
4/19/2023 – TBA
5/17/2023 – Post delisting monitoring of Concho water snake
6/21/2023 – Reintroduction of the Texas Horned Lizard
7/19/2023 – Western Chicken Turtle Updates
11/15/2023 – Ecology of the Riparian Obligate Birds of Prey in the Trans Pecos
Raptors are high trophic level predators that are important members of biological communities. Within the Trans-Pecos region of Texas are several raptor species depend on riparian systems for nesting and foraging habitat, three of which are state-threatened species. Little is known for the state threatened species in particular, which I have been studying different aspects of since 2018. I will provide information on the distribution, comparative nesting ecology, habitat, and productivity of multiple raptor species within sampled riparian systems of Jeff Davis, Brewster, and Presidio Counties, the Trans-Pecos. I will then present data from a GPS based study of zone-tailed hawks, providing previously unknown information regarding the species home range size, migration, and winter range.
Clint Boal is a professor of wildlife ecology at Texas Tech University that has studied birds of prey for over 30 years. He received his graduate degrees from the University of Arizona and post-doctoral training at the University of Minnesota. He has published over 130 scientific papers, the majority of which are focused on birds of prey research. He is a past-president of the international Raptor Research Foundation and a recipient of that organizations prestigious Hamerstrom Award. He is an editor of 2 books including Urban Raptors (Island Press) and co-author of Raptors of Texas (Texas A&M Press).
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Dr. Clint W. Boal
Wildlife Diversity Program, TPWD