1944 Washington D.C. – born January 9
1944-57 Yorkshire, England – Boyhood
1955-57 Bradford Grammar School – Bradford, Yorkshire. Oxford/Cambridge Preparatory
1957 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- returned to USA
1958-61 Central High School, Philadelphia: National Merit Scholar, Mayor’s Scholarship, General Motors full-tuition Scholarship
1961-65 Wesleyan University: Honors in Letters; minor, biology
1965-66 Cheshire, Connecticut – Dairy farm: animal husbandry, agriculture, mechanics
1966-68 University of Wisconsin: Masters – Wildlife Ecology Dusky Seaside Sparrow
1969-73 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bird Banding Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland – biologist
1974-90 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Regional Office, Portland, Oregon: Habitat acquisition biologist. Developed nation’s first nongame program, with focus on declining “sensitive” bird species.
1978 400 Bald Eagles threatened by logging, Bear Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Klamath Basin, Oregon Instrumental in protecting the largest winter roost in the lower 48.
1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill – Leader field study team: Black Oystercatchers
1990 Cape Thompson, Chukchi Sea, Alaska – Leader field study team: Gathered baseline population and productivity data on seabirds.
1990 Ecological Perspectives – established consulting business.
1990-94 Federal Department of Justice: Exxon lawsuit, damages from the Valdez Oil Spill to natural resources held in public trust. Contract – to prepare biological data for litigation.
1992 U.S. Forest Service, Portland, Oregon, Contract – compiled data on neotropical migrant bird populations on national forests in the Pacific Northwest
1996 Ecological Perspectives Articles: 1) Survival of oiled seabirds after cleaning and release.
2) Logging and declines of songbird populations on national forests in the Pacific Northwest.
1996-2000 Soil and Water Conservation District, Wheeler County – Fossil, Oregon, Elected Commissioner
1997-99 Condon-Fossil Times. Wrote weekly nature column for a Central Oregon newspaper
2000 (March, April) Breeding Bird Atlas Project – Crete, Greece. Volunteer
2003 (March, April) Smithsonian Institution – Chiapas, Mexico. Volunteer – study of birds in shade-grown coffee.
2003 (April, May) U.S. Forest Service Bird Banding Station – Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica. Volunteer
2005 Ecological Perspectives Article: 3) Caspian Terns scapegoated for the declines in Columbia River salmon and steelhead.
2005-present Ecological Perspectives Articles: 4 and 5 (in press) Investigating a) the status and distribution, b) the foraging ecology of California Condor population in the Pacific Northwest.