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Anderson, David L.

Anderson with long billed bird

In 1998, David received his M.S. in Raptor Biology from Boise State University, studying avian diversity in Honduras.


Thesis Abstract

Thesis Research & Resulting Publications

In 1999, David was the sole field biologist working in Honduras on the Diurnal Raptor Distribution and Ecology project with The Peregrine Fund.

David was a Wildlife Technician with the Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game from 2001 to 2003.

From 2005 to 2007, David was a co-principal investigator for the Cerulean Warbler Migration Ecology project at the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory.

Anderson with a hummingbird
Anderson with a hummingbird

From 2007 to 2009, David was the sole ornithologist on the Honduran Emerald Working Group in an effort to describe the distribution and ecology of this critically endangered species.

In 2010, he received his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (Ornithology) from Louisiana State University, studying the community ecology of canopy-living birds.

David was a lecturer for Biological Sciences at Boise State University until 2013 when he became the Gyrfalcon Conservation Director at The Peregrine Fund in Boise, Idaho.


Selected publications since Boise State University graduate school:

Anderson, D. L. and L.N. Naka. 2011. Comparative structure and organization of canopy bird assemblages in Honduras and Brazil. The Condor 113:1.

Anderson, D.L., P. House, R.E. Hyman, R. Steiner, H.R. Hawkins, S. Thorn, M.J. Rey, M.R. Espinal, and L.E. Marineros. 2010. Rediscovery of the Honduran Emerald (Amazilia luciae) in western Honduras: insights on the distribution, ecology, and conservation of a ‘Critically Endangered’ hummingbird. Bird Conservation International 20(3):255-262.

Anderson, D. L. & C. Devenish. 2009. Honduras. In C. Devenish, D. F. Díaz Fernández, R. P. Clay, I. Davidson and I. Yépez Zabala Eds. Important Bird Areas Americas – Priority sites for biodiversity conservation, pp. 255-260. BirdLife International Conservation Series 16.

Anderson, D.L. 2009. Ground versus canopy methods for the study of birds in tropical forest canopies: implications for ecology and conservation. The Condor 111:226-237.

Anderson, David L. 2008.  Rain bird: dispersing seeds and drawing tourists, a sought-after bird helps preserve a forest in Honduras.  Natural History 117(10):36-39.