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Mike McGrady
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Mike McGrady

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Raptor research with experience in North America, Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Broad set of interests including population dyanmics, migration, and wintering. Wide set of species on which I have worked include Accipiter, Falco, Haliaeetus, Gyps, Aquila, and Gypaetus.

Am Rosenhuegel 59  
Krems,    3500  Austria
Phone: +43 2732 72028
Email: mikemcgrady@hotmail.com


   Research Interests

Population dynamics, recruitment, turnover, migration, wintering ecology.

Species of Interest: 
  • Egyptian Vulture
  • Steller's Sea-eagle
  • Bearded Vulture
  • Eurasian Griffon
  • Golden Eagle
  • Eurasian Sparrowhawk
  • Levant Sparrowhawk
  • Sooty Falcon
  • Peregrine Falcon


   Publications

Katzner, T.E., E.A. Bragin, A.E. Bragin, M. McGrady, Miller, T.A. and K.L. Bildstein. 2016. Unusual clockwise loop migration lengthens travel distances and increases potential risks for a central Asian, long distance, trans-equatorial migrant, the Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus. Bird Study 63(3):406-412.

Gavashelishvili, A., M. McGrady, M. Ghasabian, and K. Bildstein. In press. Movements and habitat use by immature Cinereous Vultures (Aegypius monachus) from the Caucasus. Bird Study.

Haworth, P.F., M.J. McGrady, D.P. Whitfield, A.H. Fielding, and D.R.A. McLeod. In press. Ranging distance of adult Golden Eagles Aquila chrysaetos in western Scotland according to season and breeding status. Bird Study.

McGrady, M.J., and J. Pennerstorfer. In press. GIS-supported analyses of Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) habitats: characteristics of some eagle ranges in Austria. Egretta.

Potapov, E., I. Utekhina, M. McGrady, and D. Rimlinger. 2012. Source-sink populations of Steller’s Sea Eagles (Haliaeetus pelagicus) in the northern part of the Sea of Okhotsk: ecological traps and their conservation implications. Ornis Mongolica 1:20-25.

Belik, V.P., M. McGrady, and V.N. Fedosov. 2011. Levant Sparrowhawk (Accipiter brevipes) in Cis-Caucasus. Bird Ecology: Species, Communities and Interrelations 1(2):129-149.

López –López, P., M. Ferrer, A. Madero, E. Casado, and M. McGrady. 2011. Solving man-induced large-scale conservation problems: the Spanish Imperial Eagle and power lines. PloS ONE 6(3):e17196.       pdf

Probst, R., H.L. Nemeschkal, M. McGrady, M. Tucakov, and T. Szép. 2011. Aerial hunting techniques and predation success of Hobbies Falco subbuteo on Sand Martin Riparia riparia at breeding colonies. Ardea 99:9-16.

McGrady, M.J., and M.A.C. Nicoll. 2009. Sooty Falcon survey in Oman 2008. Phoenix 25:4.

Smith, G.D., and M.J. McGrady. 2008. Using passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags to better understand Peregrine Falcon population in south Scotland and north east England. Pp. 245-258 in J. Siekicki, and T. Mizera (eds.), Peregrine Falcon populations -- status and perspectives in the 21st century. Turul Publishing and Poznan University of Life Sciences Press, Warsaw, Poland.

Poulakakis, N., A. Antoniou, G. Mantziou, A. Parmakelis, T. Skartsi, D. Vasilakis, J. Elorriaga, J. de la Puente, A. Gavashelishvili, M. Ghasabyan, T. Katzner, M. McGrady, N. Batbayar, M. Fuller, and T. Natsagdorj. 2008. Population structure, diversity, and phylogeography in the near-threatened Eurasian Black Vultures Aegypius monachus (Falconiformes: Accipitridae) in Europe: insights from microsatellite and mitochondrial DNA variation. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 95:859-872.       pdf

Gavashelishvili, A., and M.J. McGrady. 2007. Radio-satellite telemetry of a territorial Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus in the Caucasus. Vulture News 56:4-13.

Houston, D.C., A. Mee, and M.J. McGrady. 2007. Why do condors an vultures eat junk?: the implications for conservation. Journal of Raptor Research 41:235-238.       pdf

Gavashelishvili, A., and M.J. McGrady. 2006. Some results of research on the Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus in Georgia. Vulture News 54:4-10.

Gavashelishvili, A., and M.J. McGrady. 2006. Breeding site selection by Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) and Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus) in the Caucasus. Animal Conservation 9:159-170.

Gavashelishvili, A., and M.J. McGrady. 2006. Geographic Information System-based modeling of vulture response to carcass appearance in the Caucasus. Journal of Zoology 269:365-372.

McGrady, M.J., G.S. Young, and W.S. Seegar. 2006. Migration of Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus over water in the vicinity of a hurricane. Ringing and Migration 23:80-84.

Gavashelishvili, A., M. J. McGrady, and Z. Javakhishvili. 2006. Planning the conservation of the breeding population of Cinereous Vultures (Aegypius monachus) in the Republic of Georgia. Oryx 40:76-83.

Walker, D., M. McGrady, A. McCluskie, M. Madders & D. R. A. McLeod. 2005. Resident Golden Eagle ranging behaviour before and after construction of a windfarm in Argyll. Scottish Birds 25 (1) 24-40.       pdf

Ganusevich, S. A., T. L. Maechtle, W. S. Seegar, M. A. Yates, M. J. McGrady, M. Fuller, L. Schueck, J. Dayton, and C. J. Henny. 2004. Autumn migration and wintering areas of Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus) nesting on the Kola Peninsula, northern Russia. Ibis 146: 291-297.       pdf

Katzner, T., A. Gavashelishvili, S. Skylarenko, M. McGrady, J. Shergalin, and K. Bildstein. 2004. Population and conservation status of Griffon Vultures in the former Soviet Union. Pp. 235-240 in B.-U. Meyburg and R.D. Chancellor (eds.), Raptors Worldwide. World Working Group on Birds of Prey, Berlin, and MME-Birdlife Hungary, Budapest.

McGrady, M.J., S.J. Petty, and D.R.A. McLeod. 2004. Potential impacts of new native woodland expansion on Golden Eagles in Scotland. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report 018 (ROAME No. F99LD01). 58 pp.

Fielding, A., D. Mcleod, M. McGrady, P. Whitfield, and P. Haworth. 2003. Modelling the impact of land use change on Golden Eagles Aquila chrysaetos. Pp. 323-340 in D.B.A. Thompson (ed.), Birds of prey in a changing environment. The Stationery Office, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Haines, A.M., M.J. McGrady, M.S. Martell, B.J. Dayton, B. Henke, and W.S. Seegar. 2003. Migration routes and wintering locations of Broad-winged Hawks tracked via satellite. Wilson Bulletin 115:166-169.

McGrady, M.J., S.J. Petty, I.P. Bainbridge, and D.R.A. McLeod. 2003. Golden Eagles and new native woodlands: the role of the Woodland Grant Scheme in Scotland. Pp. 341-350 in D.B.A. Thompson (ed.), Birds of prey in a changing environment. The Stationery Office, Edinburgh.

McGrady, M.J., M. Ueta, E. Potapov, I. Utekhina, V. Masterov, A. Ladyguin, V. Zykov, J. Cibor, M. Fuller, and W.S. Seegar. 2003. Movements by juvenile and immature Steller's Sea Eagles Haliaeetus pelagicus tracked by satellite. Ibis 145:318-328.        pdf

Gavashelishvili, A. and M. J. McGrady. 2002. Preliminary results of a predictive model for breeding site selection by the Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) in the Caucasus. Pp. 87-94 In:Sakoulis, A., M. Probonas and S. Xirouchakis (eds.), Proceedings of the 4th Bearded Vulture Workshop. Natural History Museum of Crete, University of Crete, Greece.

Ueta, M., M. J. McGrady, H. Nakagawa, F. Sato, and V. Masterov. 2003. Seasonal change in habitat use in Steller's Sea Eagles. Oryx 37(1): 110-114.

McGrady, M. J., J. R. Grant, I. P. Bainbridge, and D. R. A. McLeod. 2002. A model of Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) ranging behavior. Pp. 62-69 In: McGrady, M. J., R. Rodriquez-Estrella, M. J. Bechard and E. Inigo-Elias (eds.), The Golden Eagle: its status, conservation and management in 1999. Journal of Raptor Research 36(Supp. 1).       pdf

McGrady, M.J., T.L. Maechtle, J.J. Vargas W.S. Seegar, and M.C. Porras Peńa. 2002. Migration and ranging of Peregrine Falcons wintering on the Gulf of Mexico Coast, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Condor 104:39-48.       pdf

McLeod, D.R.A., D.P. Whitfield, A.H. Fielding, P. Haworth, and M.J. McGrady. 2002. Predicting home range use by Golden Eagles Aquila chrysaetos in western Scotland. Avian Science 2:183-198.       pdf

McLeod, D. R. A., D. P. Whitfield, and M. J. McGrady. 2002. Improving prediction of Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) ranging in western Scotland using GIS and terrain modelling. Pp. 70-77 In: McGrady, M. J., R. Rodriquez-Estrella, M. J. Bechard and E. Inigo-Elias (eds.), The Golden Eagle: its status, conservation and management in 1999. Journal of Raptor Research 36(Supp. 1).       pdf

Potapov, E. M. McGrady, I. Utekhina, and D. Garcelon. 2001. Numbers and trends in Steller's Sea Eagle: a review. Abstracts of the 4th Eurasian Congress of Raptors. P 147.

McGrady, M.J., M.J. Ueta, E.R. Potopov, I. Utekhina, V.B. Masterov, M. Fuller, W.S. Seegar, A. Ladyguine, E.G. Lobkov, and V.B. Zykov. 2000. Migration and wintering of juvenile and immature Steller's Sea Eagles. Pp. 83-90 in M.J. Ueta and M.J. McGrady (eds.), First Symposium on Steller's and White-tailed Sea Eagles in East Asia. Wild Bird Society of Japan. Tokyo, Japan.       pdf

Potapov, E. I. Utekhina, and M.J. McGrady. 2000. Steller's Sea Eagle in Magadan District and in the north of Khabarovsk District. Pp. 29-44 in M.J. Ueta and M.J. McGrady (eds.), First Symposium on Steller's and White-tailed Sea Eagles in East Asia. Wild Bird Society of Japan. Tokyo, Japan.       pdf

Utekhina, I., E. Potopov, and M.J. McGrady. 2000. Diet of the Steller's Sea Eagle in the northern Sea of Okhotsk. Pp. 71-82 in M.J. Ueta and M. J. McGrady (eds.), First Symposium on Steller's and White-tailed Sea Eagles in East Asia. Wild Bird Society of Japan. Tokyo, Japan.       pdf

Grant, J. R. and M. J. McGrady. 1999. Dispersal of Golden Eagles in Scotland. Ringing and Migration 19: 160-174.

McGrady, M.J., E. Potopov, and I. Utekhina. 1999. Feeding on Steller's Sea Eagle (Haleaeetus pelagicus) nestling by a Brown Bear (Ursus arctos). Journal of Raptor Research 33(4):342-343.

McGrady, M. J., J. R. Grant, and D. R. A. McLeod. 1998. A preliminary analysis of the relation between land cover and Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos ranging behaviour in Argyll western Scotland. Pp. 263-270 In: Meyburg, B.-U., R. D. Chancellor and J. J. Ferrero (eds.), Hoarctic birds of prey. World Working Group on Birds of Prey and ADNEX. Berlin, Germany.

McGrady, M.J. 1997. Golden Eagle. BWP Update 1(2):99-114.

McGrady, M. J., D. M. McLeod, S. M. Petty, J. R. Grant, and I. P. Bainbridge. 1997. Eagles and forestry. Forestry Commission Research Information Note No. 292. HMSO. London.

McGrady, M.J., and J.R. Grant. 1996. The use of a power snare to capture breeding Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos). Journal of Raptor Research 30(1):28-31.       pdf

Peske, L., and M.J. McGrady 1995. Unusual prey for Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos. Buteo 7:75-77.

Green, M., M. McGrady, S. Newton, and J. Uttley. 1994. Counts of shorebirds of Bar al Hikman and Ghubbat al Hashish, Oman, winter 1989-90. Wader Study Group Bulletin 72: 39-43.       pdf

McGrady, M.J., D.C. Orr-Ewing, and T.J. Stowe. 1994. The re-introduction of the Red Kite Milvus milvus into Scotland. Pp. 471-477 in B.-U. Meyburg and R.D. Chancellor (eds.), Raptor conservation today. World Working Group on Birds of Prey, Berlin, and Pica Press. London.

Clark, W., K. Duffy, M. McGrady, and C. Schultz. 1988. Supernumerary primaries and rectrices in some Eurasian and North American raptors. Journal of Raptor Research 22:53-58.        pdf

Clark, W., K. Duffy, E. Gorney, M. McGrady, and C. Schultz. 1986. Raptor ringing in Eilat, Israel. Sandgrouse 7: 21-28.



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