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James Enderson
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James Enderson

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1936-2017



James Enderson passed away in January of 2017. Obituary located below.


BS, MS Univ. of Illinois, 1959; PhD Univ of Wyoming 1962. Professor of Biology, The Colorado College, 1962-2001. Prof. Emeritus 2001-

Department of Biology, The Colorado College
14 East Cache la Poudre Street  
Colorado Springs,  Colorado  80903  United States


   Research Interests

Population ecology
Management and reintroduction
Population harvest

Species of Interest: 
  • American Kestrel
  • Merlin
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Prairie Falcon
  • Cooper's Hawk
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk
  • Northern Goshawk


   Publications

James Enderson Obituary. 2017. Journal of Raptor Research 51(3):393-395       pdf

Enderson, J.H., R.J. Oakleaf, R.R. Rogers, and J.S. Sumner. 2012. Nesting performance of Peregrine Falcons in Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming, 2005-2009. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 124:127-132.        pdf

Enderson, J.H. 2005. (Book) Peregrine Falcon: stories of the blue meanie. University of Texas Press, Austin, TX. 254 pp.

Enderson, J.H. 2005. Changes in site occupancy and nesting performance of Peregrine Falcons in Colorado, 1963-2004. Journal of Raptor Research 39:166-168.       pdf

Craig, G. R., G. C. White, and J. H. Enderson. 2004. Survival, recruitment, and rate of population change of the Peregrine Falcon population in Colorado. Journal of Wildlife Management 68:1032-1038.       pdf

Craig, G.R. and J.H. Enderson. 2004. Peregrine Falcon biology and management in Colorado 1973-2001. Colorado Division of Wildlife, Technical Publication No. 43.       pdf

Tucker, V.A., A.E. Tucker, K. Akers, and J.H. Enderson. 2000. Curved flight paths and sideways vision in Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus). Journal of Experimental Biology 203:3755-3763.       pdf

Taubert, B., J. Enderson, and B. Millsap. 1999. Biological criteria for a limited falconry harvest of Peregrine Falcons in the United States: a proposal from the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Washington, D.C. 10 pp.

Enderson, J.H. 1998. (Review of) The Prairie Falcon, by Stanley H. Anderson and John R. Squire. Auk 115:268-269.

Enderson, J.H., C.M. White, and U. Banasch. 1998. Captive breeding and releases of peregrines Falco peregrinus in North America. Pp. 437-444 in R.D. Chancellor, B.-U. Meyburg, and J.J. Ferrero (eds.), Holarctic birds of prey. ADENEX, Merida, Spain, and World Working Group on Birds of Prey, Berlin.

Millsap, B.A., P.L. Kennedy, M.A. Byrd, G. Court, J.H. Enderson, and R.N. Rosenfield. 1998. Review of the proposal to de-list the American Peregrine Falcon. Wildlife Society Bulletin 26:522-538.       pdf

Cade, T.J., J.H. Enderson, L.F. Kiff, and C.M. White. 1997. Are there enough good data to justify delisting the American Peregrine Falcon? Wildlife Society Bulletin 25:730-738.

Enderson, J.H. and G.R. Craig. 1997. Wide ranging by nesting Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus) determined by radiotelemetry. Journal of Raptor Research 31:333-338.       pdf

Braun, C.E., J.H. Enderson, Y.B. Linhart, C.D. Marti, M.R. Fuller, and D.E. Capen. 1996. Northern Goshawk and forest management in the southwestern United States. The Wildlife Society Technical Review 96-2.

Cade, T.J., J.H. Enderson, and J. Linthicum. 1996. (Book) Guide to management of Peregrine Falcons at the eyrie. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID.

Enderson, J.H. 1995. (Review of) City peregrines: a ten-year saga of New York City falcons, by Saul Frank. Journal of Raptor Research 29:39-40.

Enderson, J.H., W. Heinrich, L.F. Kiff, and C.M. White. 1995. Population changes in North American peregrines. Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 60:142-161.       pdf

Enderson, J.H., J. Larrabee, Z. Jones, C. Peper, and C. Lepisto. 1995. Behavior of peregrines in winter in South Texas. Journal of Raptor Research 29:93-98.       pdf

Enderson, J.H., C.M. White, and U. Banasch. 1995. Captive breeding and releases of peregrines Falco peregrinus in North America. Pp. 437-444 in R.D. Chancellor, B.-U. Meyburg, and J. J. Ferrero (eds.), Holarctic birds of prey: proceedings of an international conference. World Working Group on Birds of Prey, Berlin, Germany.

Beauvais, G., J.H. Enderson, and A.J. Magro. 1992. Home range, habitat use and behavior of Prairie Falcons wintering in east-central Colorado. Journal of Raptor Research 26:13-18.       pdf

Enderson, J.H. 1994. (Review of) The Peregrine Falcon, 2nd ed., by Derek Ratcliffe. Wilson Bulletin 106:776.

Enderson, J.H., A.R. Harmata, W.G. Hunt, L.F. Kiff, and C.M. White. 1993. Addendum to the Pacific Coast (1982) and Rocky Mountain/Southwest (revised, 1984) American Peregrine Falcon recovery plans. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, OR.       pdf

Enderson, J.H., C. Flatten, and J.P. Jenny. 1991. Peregrine Falcons and Merlins in Sinaloa, Mexico, in winter. Journal of Raptor Research 25:123-126.       pdf

Enderson, J.H. and G.R. Craig. 1991. (Abstract) DDE, eggshells and productivity in a recovering peregrine population. Journal of Raptor Research 25:153-154.

Enderson, J.H. 1990. (Review of) Pond ecology. Quarterly Review of Biology 65:397-398.

Platt, S.W. and J.H. Enderson. 1989. Falcons. National Wildlife Federation Scientific and Technical Series 111-117.

Cade, T.J., J.H. Enderson, C.G. Thelander, and C.M. White (eds.). 1988. (Book) Peregrine Falcon populations, their management and recovery. The Peregrine Fund, Inc., Boise, ID.

Cade, T.J., J.H. Enderson, C.G. Thelander, and C.M. White. 1988. Commentary - migration statistics as peregrine population estimators? Pp. 141-146 in T.J. Cade, J.H. Enderson, C.G. Thelander, and C.M. White (eds.), Peregrine Falcon populations: their management and recovery. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID.

Craig, G.R., D.D. Berger, and J.H. Enderson. 1988. Peregrine management in Colorado. Pp. 575-586 in T.J. Cade, J.H. Enderson, C.G. Thelander, and C.M. White (eds.), Peregrine Falco populations: their management and recovery. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID.

Enderson, J.H. and G.R. Craig. 1988. Population turnover in Colorado peregrines. Pp. 685-688 in T.J. Cade, J.H. Enderson, C.G. Thelander, and C.M. White (eds.), Peregrine Falco populations: their management and recovery. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID.

Enderson, J.H., G.R. Craig, D.D. Berger. 1988. Eggshell thinning and DDE residues in Rocky Mountain peregrines. Pp. 395-401 in T.J. Cade, J.H. Enderson, C.G. Thelander, and C.M. White (eds.), Peregrine Falcon populations: their management and recovery. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID.

Enderson, J.H., G.R. Craig, and W.A. Burnham. 1988. Status of peregrines in the Rocky Mountains and Colorado Plateau. Pp. 83-86 in T.J. Cade, J. H. Enderson, C.G. Thelander, and C.M. White (eds.), Peregrine Falcon populations: their management and recovery. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID.

Hunt, W.G., J.H. Enderson, D. Lanning, M.A. Hitchcock, and B.S. Johnson. 1988. Nesting peregrines in Texas and northern Mexico. Pp. 115-121 in T.J. Cade, J.H. Enderson, C.G. Thelander, and C.M. White (eds.), Peregrine Falcon populations: their management and recovery. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID.

Enderson, J.H. 1986. Robert M. Stabler 1904-1985. Journal of the North American Falconers Association.

Enderson, J.H. 1986. Telemetry. In F.L. Beebe and H.M. Webster (eds.), North American falconry and hunting hawks. Published by the authors, Denver, CO.

Enderson, J.H. 1985. Survey of Peregrine Falcons at Zion and Canyonland National Parks and Glen Canyon National Residential Area, 1985. The Peregrine Fund, Inc., Boise, ID. 27 pp.

Enderson, J.H. and G.R. Craig. 1985. (Abstract) Population turnover in Colorado peregrines. 1985 Raptor Research Foundation Symposium on the Management of Birds of Prey: International Meeting, Abstracts of Papers, p. 8.

Enderson, J.H., G.R. Craig, and D.D. Berger. 1985. (Abstract) Eggshell thinning and DDE residues in Rocky Mountain peregrines. 1985 Raptor Research Foundation Symposium on the Management of Birds of Prey, International Meeting, Abstracts of Papers, p. 7-8.

Enderson, J.H., G.R. Craig, and W.A. Burnham. 1985. (Abstract) Status of peregrines in the Rocky Mountains and Colorado Plateau. 1985 Raptor Research Foundation Symposium on the Management of Birds of Prey, International Meeting, Abstract of Papers p. 6-7.

Burnham, W.A., J.H. Enderson, and T.J. Boardman. 1984. Variation in Peregrine Falcon eggs. Auk 101:578-283.       pdf

Enderson, J. 1984. Survey of Peregrine Falcons, National Park Service lands, Region 5, 1984. Unpublished report by The Peregrine Fund, Inc. to National Park Service, Boise, ID. 28 pp + appendices.

Enderson, J.H. and M. Berthrong. 1984. Pseudomembraneous gastritis compatible with (Clostridium sp.) in a captive Peregrine Falcon. Raptor Research 18:72-74.       pdf

Enderson, J.H. and M.N. Kirven. 1983. Flights of nesting Peregrine Falcons recorded by telemetry. Raptor Research 17:33-37.       pdf

Enderson, J.H., G.R. Craig, W.A. Burnham, and D.D. Berger. 1982. Eggshell thinning and organochlorine residues in Rocky Mountain peregrines, Falco peregrinus, and their prey. Canadian Field-Naturalist 96: 255-264.

Enderson, J.H. and G.R. Craig. 1981. Physical and biological analysis of Colorado peregrine nesting habitat. Colorado Division of Wildlife, Endangered Wildlife Investigations, Job Progress Report 24-27.

Enderson, J.H., and M.N. Kirven. 1980. Peregrine Falcon foraging study in the Geysers-Calistoga Known Geothermal Resource Area, Sonoma County, California -- 1979. Unpublished report to U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Colorado Springs, CO. 26 pp + appendices.

Burnham, W.A., J. Craig, J.H. Enderson, W.R. Heinrich. 1978. Artificial increase in reproduction of wild Peregrine Falcons. Journal of Wildlife Management 42:625-628.

Enderson, J.H. 1978 (revised in 1985). Husbandry and captive breeding of birds of prey. In M.E. Fowler (ed.), Zoo and wild animal medicine. W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA.

Enderson, J.H. and W. Burnham. 1978. Peregrine Falcon management and research in northern New Mexico, 1978. The Peregrine Fund at Cornell University and the Peregrine Fund, Inc., Fort Collins, CO.

Porter, R.D., G. Craig, D. Ellis, J. Enderson, and W. Hunt. 1978. Status of the Peregrine Falcon in the Rocky Mountains and the southwestern United States, Baja California and Mexico (south of Texas). Pp. 26-32 in P.O. Schaffer and S.M Ehlers (eds.), The current status of Peregrine Falcon populations in North America. National Audubon Society, Western Education Center, Tiburon, CA.

Braun, C.E., J.H. Enderson, C.J. Henny, H. Meng, and A.G. Nye, Jr. 1977. Conservation Committee Report. Falconry: effects on raptor population and management in North America. Wilson Bulletin 89:360-369.        pdf

Craig, J., J.H. Enderson, M. Nelson et al. 1977 (revised in 1984). Recovery plan: American Peregrine Falcon. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, D.C.

Enderson, J.H. and G.R. Craig. 1977. Peregrine Falcon propagation and reintroduction studies. Colorado Division of Wildlife, Game Research Report 1977:213-219.

Enderson, J.H. 1976. Breeding falcons and hawks in captivity. Pp. 307-320 in F.L. Beebe and H.M. Webster (eds.), North American falconry and hunting hawks. Publisted by the authors, Denver, CO.

Enderson, J.H. 1976. (Review of) Behavior and ecology of the American Kestrel in the Sierra Nevada of California, by Thomas Balgooyen. Wilson Bulletin 88:681-682.

Enderson, J.H. and G.R. Craig. 1976. Peregrine Falcon propagation and reintroduction studies. Colorado Division of Wildlife, Game Research Report 173-178.

Enderson, J.H. 1975. (Abstract) Present status of the Peregrine Falcon in the Rocky Mountain states. Population status of raptors. Raptor Research Report 3:77-78.

Enderson, J.H., and J. Craig. 1975. North American peregrine survey -- Rocky Mountains. Canadian Field-Naturalist 89.

Enderson, J.H. 1974. Peregrine Falcons. B.P.I.E. 111.

Enderson, J.H. 1974. Peregrine Falcons. B.P.I.E. 110.

Enderson, J.H. 1974. Peregrine Falcons. B.P.I.E. 112.

Enderson, J. H. and G. R. Craig. 1974. Status of the Peregrine Falcon in the Rocky Mountains in 1973. Auk 91: 727-736.       pdf

Enderson, J.H. and P.H. Wrege. 1973. DDE residues and eggshell thickness in Prairie Falcons. Journal of Wildlife Management 37:476-478.

Enderson, J.H. 1972. Special conference on captivity breeding of raptors--a report. Part D. Raptor Research 6: D69-D72.       pdf

Enderson, J.H., S.A. Temple, and L.G. Swartz. 1972. Time-lapse photographic records of nesting Peregrine Falcons. Living Bird 11:113-128.

Johnson, D., and J.H. Enderson. 1972. Roadside raptor census in Colorado -- winter 1971-72. Wilson Bulletin 84:489-490.       pdf

Enderson, J.H. 1971. An account of Prairie Falcons bred in captivity--1970. Raptor Research News 5:44-47.       pdf

Enderson, J.H., F.A. Colley, and J. Stevenson. 1970. Aerial eagle count in Colorado. Condor 72:112.

Enderson, J.H. and D.D. Berger. 1970. Pesticides: eggshell thinning and lowered production of young in Prairie Falcons. Bioscience 20:355-356.

Enderson, J.H. 1969. Prairie Falcon nesting success in Colorado in 1965. Pp. 362-363 in J.J. Hickey (ed.), Peregrine Falcon populations: their biology and decline. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

Hickey, J.J., M.W. Nelson, C.M. White, D.A. Ratcliffe, F.L. Beebe, R.C. Clement, D.G. Spencer, D. Amadon, J.H. Enderson, B. Glading, R.C. Banks, and T.J. Cade. 1969. General discussion: the Peregrine Falcon in western North America and Mexico. Pp. 93-99 in J.J. Hickey (ed.), Peregrine Falcon populations: their biology and decline. University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI.

Temple, S.A., J.H. Enderson, and L.G. Swartz. 1970. North American survey: the upper Yukon Valley of Canada. Canadian Field-Naturalist 84:239.

Spencer, D.G., W.R. Spofford, D. Amadon, R. Fyfe, R.T. Peterson, M.R.A. Herbert, J.H. Enderson, R.C. Clement, D.D. Berger, F.L. Beebe, D.A. Ratcliffe, J.N. Rice, and T.J. Cade. 1969. General discussion: the Peregrine Falcon in eastern North America. Pp. 175-182 in J.J. Hickey (ed.), Peregrine Falcon populations: their biology and decline. University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI.

Enderson, J.H. 1969. Population trends among Peregrine Falcons in the Rocky Mountain region. Pp. 73-79 in J.J. Hickey (ed.), Peregrine Falcon populations: their biology and decline. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

Enderson, J.H. 1969. Migratory populations of the Peregrine Falcon: coastal migration data as population indices for the Peregrine Falcon. Pp. 275-278 in J.J. Hickey (ed.), Peregrine Falcon populations: their biology and decline. University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI.

Enderson, J.H. 1969. Peregrine and Prairie Falcon life tables based on band-recovery data. Pp. 505-509 in J.J. Hickey (ed.), Peregrine Falcon populations: their biology and decline. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

Enderson, J.H. 1969. Report on the National Audubon Society meeting: conservation of North American falcons. Hawk Chalk 7(1):19-22.

Enderson, J.H. 1968. Peregrines and Prairie Falcons. B.P.I.E. 3a.

Enderson, J.H. 1968. Chlorinated hydrocarbon residues in peregrines and their prey species from northern Canada. Condor 70:149-153.       pdf

Enderson, J.H., D.G. Roseneau, and L.G. Swartz. 1968. Nesting performance and pesticide residues in Alaska and Yukon peregrines in 1967. Auk 85:683-684.       pdf

Enderson, J.H. 1967. Some ideas concerning the breeding of peregrines in captivity. Raptor Research News 1:43-45.       pdf

Doerr, P.D., and J.H. Enderson. 1965. An index of abundance of the goshawk in Colorado in winter. Auk 82:284-285.        pdf

Enderson, J.H. 1965. A breeding and migration survey of the Peregrine Falcon. Wilson Bulletin 77:327-339.       pdf

Enderson, J.H. 1965. Roadside raptor count in Colorado. Wilson Bulletin 77:82-82.       pdf

Enderson, J.H. 1964. A study of the Prairie Falcon in the central Rocky Mountain region. Auk 81:332-352.       pdf

Enderson, J.H. 1962. Ecology of the Prairie Falcon (Falco mexicanus Schlegel) in the central Rocky Mountain region. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY. 67 pp.

Enderson, J.H. 1962. Three unusual raptor records from Wyoming. Auk 79:714.       pdf

Enderson, J.H. 1960. A population study of the Sparrow Hawk in east-central Illinois. Wilson Bulletin 72:222-231.       pdf



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