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George Smith
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George Smith

   Biography

Since 1991, member of South East Scotland Raptor Study Group, a voluntary organisation. Co-ordinator of Peregrine Falcon monitoring within South Scotland as part of the Scottish Raptor Study Groups, carrying out comprehensive data collection on the breeding population of Peregrine Falcons in the area. Since 2002, major participant in PIT tagging programme on Peregrines in conjunction with Natural Research.

Lothian and Borders Raptor Study Group
58 Meadowbank Road  
Kirknewton,  West Lothian  EH27 8BS  Scotland
Phone: +44 (0)1506 885 278
Email: george.d.smith@hotmail.com


   Research Interests

Population monitoring of Peregrine Falcons in South Scotland.
Study of demographics and recruitment in Peregrines utilising PIT tags.

Species of Interest: 
  • Eurasian Sparrowhawk
  • Common Buzzard
  • Peregrine Falcon


   Publications

Smith,G.D., McGrady,M.J. (2009) Using passive integrated transponders (PIT) tags to better understand peregrine falcon population in South Scotland and North East England. in Peregrine falcon populations - status and perspective in the 21st Century, ed. by J. Sielicki & T. Mizera. Turul, Warsaw. PP 245-258

Smith,G.D. (2009) Peregrines and PIT tags. Scottish Raptor (the newsletter of the Scottish Raptor Monitoring scheme)8, 4-5



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