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Iñigo Zuberogoitia
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Iñigo Zuberogoitia

   Biography

I was born in Bilbao, the 22nd October 1968. I studied Biology at Basque Country University and developed the PhD Thesis about ecology and ethology of owls in 2002. I co-funded Icarus in 1994 and I have been working since them in topics related to wildlife management and conservation. I was the Director of the Aranzadi's Ringing Office (ESA-squeme)from 2000 to 2008. In the last 20 years, I have published something more than 100 scientific papers and 8 books related to birds of prey and carnivores.

Estudios Medioambientales Icarus
Pintor Sorolla 6 1º C  
Logroño,  La Rioja  26007  Spain
Phone: 0034 636423851
Email: zuberogoitia@icarus.es


   Research Interests

I am especially interested on the ecology and behaviour of raptors and owls in order to use it for management and conservation goals.
Moreover, our team has been studying molt patterns and biometries of Spanish raptors and owls in order to obtain a tool for ageing and sexing all the species.

Species of Interest: 
  • Tawny Owl
  • Scops Owl
  • Eagle Owl
  • Little Owl
  • Barn Owl
  • Egyptian Vulture
  • Griffon Vulture
  • Eurasian Hobby
  • Common Buzzard
  • Bonelli's Eagle
  • Eurasian Sparrowhawk
  • Northern Goshawk
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • European Honey Buzzard


   Publications

Zuberogoitia, I., J.E. Martínez, J. Zabala, G. Belamendia, and J.F. Calvo. 2012. Solitary hunters sharing an abundant trophic resource: simultaneous hunting by raptors at a Brambling winter roost. Journal of Raptor Research 46:318-322.

Zuberogoitia, I., B. Arroyo, B. O'Donoghue, J. Zabala, J.A. Martínez, J.E. Martínez, and S.G. Murphy. 2012. Standing out from the crowd: are patagial wing tags a potential predator attraction for harriers (Circus spp.)? Journal of Ornithology 153:985-989.

Zuberogoitia, I., R. Alonso, L.E. Palomares, and J.A. Martínez. 2011. Sex determination in Eurasian Sparrowhawks (Accipiter nisus). Journal of Raptor Research 45:48-55.

Zuberogoitia, I., and J.E. Martínez (eds.). 2011. (Book) Ecology and conservation of European forest-dwelling raptors. Departamento de Agricultura de la Diputación Foral de Bizkaia, Bilbao, Spain.

Martínez, J.E., J.F. Calvo, J.A. Martínez, I. Zuberogoitia, E. Cerezo, J. Manrique, G.J. Gómez, J.C. Nevado, M. Sánchez, R. Sánchez, J. Bayo, A. Pallarés, C. González, J.M. Gómez, P. Pérez, and J. Motos. 2010. Potential impact of wind farms on territories of large eagles in southeastern Spain. Biodiversity and Conservation 19:3757-3767.

Zuberogoitia, I., J.E. Martínez, A. Margalida, I. Gómez, A. Azkona, and J.A. Martínez. 2010. Reduced food availability induces behavioural changes in Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus. Ornis Fennica 87:52-60.       pdf

Zuberogoitia, I., J.F. Ruiz Moneo, and J.J. Torres. 2010. (Book) [The Peregrine Falcon]. Bizkaiko Foru Aldundia, Biscay, Spain. (In Spanish)

Elorriaga, J., I. Zuberogoitia, I. Castillo, A. Azkona, S. Hildalgo, L. Astorkia, F. Ruiz-Moneo, and A. Iraeta. 2009. First documented case of long-distance dispersal in the Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus). Journal of Raptor Research 43:142-145.       pdf

Rodriguez-Refojos, and Í. Zubderogoitia. 2009. Estudio biométrico preliminar del dimorphismo sexual en visones americanos Neovison vison (SCHREBER, 1777) de granja y salvajes en el norte de la península Ibérica [Preliminary study of sexual dimorphism in ranch and feral American Mink Neovison vison (Schreber, 1777) in the northern Iberian Peninsula]. Galemys 21 (nº especial): 71-80. (In Spanish with English summary)       pdf

Zabala, J., I. Zuberogoitia, and J.A. Martínez Climent. 2009. Testing for niche segregation between two abundant carnivores using presence-only data. Folia Zoologica 58:385–395.        pdf

Zuberogoitia, I., R. Alonso, J. Elorriaga, L.E. Palomares, and J.A. Martínez. 2009. Moult and age determination of Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus in Spain. Ardeola 56:241-251.       pdf

Zuberogoitia, I., J.A. Martínez, A. Azkona, J.E. Martínez, I. Castillo, and J. Zabala. 2009. Using recruitment age, territorial fidelity and dispersal as decisive tools in the conservation and management of Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) populations: the case of a healthy population in northern Spain. Journal of Ornithology 150:95-101.       pdf

Castillo, I. J. Elorriaga, I. Zubedrogoitia, A. Azkona, S. Hidalgo, L. Astorkia, A. Ireaeta, and F. Ruiz. Importancia de las canteras sobre las aves rupicolas y problemas derivados de su gestion [Influence of quarries on the cliff-nesting birds and management implications]. Ardeola 55:103-110. (In Spanish with English summary)       pdf

Martínez, J.A., J.F. Calvo, J.E. Martínez, I. Zuberogoitia, J. Zabala, and S.M. Redpath. 2008. Breeding performance, age effects and territory occupancy in a Bonelli's Eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus population. Ibis 150:223-233.       pdf

Martínez, J.E., J.A. Martínez, I. Zuberogoitia, J. Zabala, S.M. Redpath, and J.F. Calvo. 2008. The effect of intra- and interspecific interactions on the large-scale distribution of cliff-nesting raptors. Ornis Fennica 85:13-21.       pdf

Zabala, J., I. Zuberogoitia, and J.A. Martínez Climint. 2008. Factors affecting occupancy by the European Mink in south-western Europe. Mammalia 70:193-201.

Zuberogoitia, I. 2008. [Peregrine Falcon -- Falco peregrinus Tunstall, 1771]. Pp. 1-30 in A. Salvador and L. M. Bautista (eds.), Enciclopedia Virtual de los Vertebrados Españoles. Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid, Spain.       pdf

Zuberogoitia, I., A. Azkona, J. Zabala, L. Astorkia, I. Castillo, A. Iraeta, J.A. Martínez, and J.E. Martínez. 2008. Phenotypic variations of Peregrine Falcon in subspecies distribution border. Pp. 295-308 in J. Sielicki and T. Mizera (eds.), Peregrine Falcon populations -- status and perspectives in the 21st century. Turul Publishing and Poznan University of Life Sciences Press, Poznan, Poland.       pdf

Zuberogoitia, I., I. Castillo, A. Azkona, A. Iraeta, L. Astorkia, J. Elorriaga, and J.A. Martínez. 2008. New evidence of dark hobbies. British Birds 101:200-210.

Zuberogoitia, I., J.E. Martínez, J. Zabala, J.A. Martínez, A. Azkona, I. Castillo, and S. Hidalgo. 2008. Social interactions between two owl species sometimes associated with intraguild predation. Ardea 96:109–113.       pdf

Zuberogoitia, I., J.E. Martínez, J.A. Martínez, J. Zabala, A. Azkona, and I. Pagán. 2008. The dho-gaza and mist net with Eurasian Eagle-owl (Bubo bubo) lure: effectiveness in capturing thirteen species of European raptors. Journal of Raptor Research 42:48-51.       pdf

Zuberogoitia, I., J. Zabala, J.A. Martínez, and A. Azkona. 2008. Effect of human activities on Egyptian Vulture breeding success. Animal Conservation 11:313-320.       pdf

Martínez, J.A., I. Zuberogoitia, J.E. Martínez, J. Zabala, and J.F. Calvo. 2007. Patterns of territory settlement by Eurasian Scops-owl (Otus scops) in altered semi-arid landscapes. Journal of Arid Environments 69:400-409.

Zuberogoitia, I., A. Azkona, I. Castillo, J. Zabala, J.A. Martinez, and J. Etxezarreta. 2007. Population size estimation and metapopulation relationships of Storm Petrels Hydrobates pelagicus in the Gulf of Biscay, Ringing & Migration 23:252–254.        pdf

Zuberogoitia, I., J. Zabala, J.A. Martínez, S. Hidalgo, J.E. Martínez, A. Azkona, and I. Castillo. 2007. Seasonal dynamics in social behaviour and spacing patterns of the Little Owl Athene noctua. Ornis Fennica 84:173-180.       pdf

Martínez, J.A., J.E. Martínez, S. Mañosa, I. Zuberogoitia, and J.F. Calvo. 2006. How to manage human-induced mortality in the Eagle Owl Bubo bubo. Bird Conservation International 16:265-278.       pdf

Refojos, C.R., J. Zabala, I. Zuberogoitia, and M. Barral. 2006. Ectoparasitic charge of small carnivores and its sanitary implications. Small Carnivore Conservation 34-35:333-34.

Zabala, J., I. Zuberogoitia, J.A. Martínez-Climent, J.E. Martínez, A. Azkona, S. Hidalgo, and A. Iraeta. 2006. Ocupancy and abundance of Little Owl Athene noctua in an intensively managed forest area in Biscay. Ornis Fennica 83:97-107.       pdf

Zuberogoitia, I., J.A. Martínez, A. Iraeta, A. Azkona, J. Zabala, B. Jiménez, R. Merino, and G. Gómez. 2006. Short-term effects of the Prestige Oil Spill on the Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus). Marine Pollution Bulletin 52:1176-1181.       pdf

Zuberogoitia, I., J.E. Martínez, J.A. Martínez, J. Zabala, J.F. Calvo, I. Castillo, A. Azkona, A. Iraeta, and S. Hidalgo. 2006. Influence of management practices on nest site habitat selection, breeding, and diet of the Common Buzzard Buteo buteo in two different areas of Spain. Ardeola 53:83-98.       pdf

Zuberogoitia, I., J. Zabala, and J.A. Martínez. 2006. Diurnal activity and observations of the hunting and ranging behaviour of the American Mink (Mustela vison). Mammalia 2006:310-312.       pdf

Hidalgo, S., J. Zabala, I. Zuberogoitia, A. Azkona, and I. Castillo. 2005. Food of the Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) in Biscay. Buteo 14:23-29.       pdf

Zuberogoitia, I., J. Zabala, and J.A. Martínez. 2006. Evaluation of sign surveys and trappability of American mink: management consequences. Folia Zoologica 55:257–26.

Martínez, J.E., F. Gil, I. Zuberogoitia, J.A. Martínez, and J.F. Calvo. 2005. First record of cooperative nesting in the eagle owl Bubo bubo. Ardeola 52:351-353.       pdf

Zuberogoitia, I., J.A. Martínez, J. Zabala, J.E. Martínez, I. Castillo, A. Azkona, and S. Hidalgo. 2005. Sexing, ageing and moult of buzzards Buteo buteo in a southern European area. Ringing & Migration 22:153-158.       pdf

Zuberogoitia, I., J.A. Martínez, and J.E. Martínez. 2005. Interspecific aggression and nest-site competition in a European owl community. Journal of Raptor Research 39:156-159.       pdf

Martínez, J.A., and I. Zuberogoitia. 2004. Habitat preferences for Long-eared Owls Asio otus and Little Owls Athene noctua in semi-arid environments at three spatial scales. Bird Study 51:163-169.       pdf

Martínez, J.A., and I. Zuberogoitia. 2004. Effects of habitat loss on perceived and actual abundance of the Little Owl Athene noctua in eastern Spain. Ardeola 51:215-219.       pdf

Zabal, J., I. Zuberogoitia, I., and J.A. Martinez Climint. 2004. The historical and current distribution of the Iberian population of the European Mink (Mustela lutreola). Lutra 47:101-112.       pdf

Zuberogoitia, I., J.A. Martínez, A. Iraeta, A. Azkona, and I. Castillo. 2004. Possible first record of double brooding in the Tawny Owl Strix aluco. Ardeola 51:437-439.       pdf

Martínez, J.A., and I. Zuberogoitia. 2004. Habitat preferences and causes of population decline for Barn Owls Tyto alba: a multi-scale approach. Ardeola 51:303-317.       pdf

Iraeta, A., I. Zuberogoitia, I. Castillo, A. Azkona, J. Zabala, S. Hildalgo, L. Astorkia, I. Palacios, J.J. Torres, B. Jiménez, R. Merino, and M.G. Gómez. 2003. Efecto de la marea negra del Prestige sobre el halcón peregrino en el País Vasco (2003). Sociedad de Ciencias Aranzadi.       pdf

Martínez, J.A., J.E. Martínez, E. Pérez, I. Zuberogoitia, and A. Izquierdo. 2003. Possible first record of multiple brooding of the eagle owl Bubo bubo [Posible primera observacion de crianza multiple en el Búho Real Bubo bubo]. Ardeola 50:77-79.       pdf

Martínez, J.A., J.E. Martínez, 2003. I. Zuberogoitia, J.T. García, R. Carbonell, M. de Lucas, and M. Díaz. La evaluación de impacto ambiental sobre las poblaciones de aves rapaces: problemas de ejecución y posibles soluciones [Environmental impact assessment on raptor populations: difficulties in implementation and a search for solutions]. Ardeola 50:85-102. (In Spanish with English summary)       pdf

Martínez, J.A., J.E. Martínez, 2003. I. Zuberogoitia, J.T. García, R. Carbonell, M. de Lucas, and M. Díaz. Problemas de ejecucion de los estudios y evaluaciones de impacto ambiental sobre las aves [Difficulties involved in the proper execution of environmental impact assessments on birds]. Ardeola 50:301-306. (In Spanish with English summary)        pdf

Martínez, J.A., D. Serrano, and I. Zuberogoitia. 2003. Predictive models of habitat preferences for the Eurasian Eagle Owl Bubo bubo: a multiscale approach. Ecography 26:21–28.       pdf

Zabala, J., and I. Zuberogoitia. 2003. Is the European Mink a longstanding member of the Iberian fauna or a mid-twentieth-century arrival? Small Carnivore Conservation no. 28:8-9.       pdf

Zuberogoitia, I., J.A. Martínez, A. Azkona, A. Iraeta, I. Castillo, R. Alonso, and S. Hildalgo. 2003. Two cases of cooperative breeding in Eurasian Hobbies. Journal of Raptor Research 37:342-344.       pdf

Zabala, J., and I. Zuberogoitia 2003. Badger, Meles meles (Mustelidae, Carnivora), diet assessed through scat-analysis: a comparison and critique of different methods. Folia Zoologica 52:23–30.       pdf

Martínez, J.A., and I. Zuberogoitia. 2002. Factors affecting the vocal behaviour of eagle owls Bubo bubo: effects of season, density and territory quality. Ardeola 50:255-258.       pdf

Martínez, J.A., I. Zuberogoitia, and R. Alonso. 2002. [Nocturnal raptors: guide to age and sex determination in the Iberian Strigiformes]. Monticola Ed., Madrid, Spain. (In Spanish)

Zuberogoitia, I., A. Iraeta, and J.A. Martínez. 2002. [Kleptoparasitism by Peregrine Falcons on Carrion Crows]. Ardeola 49:103-104. (In Spanish with English summary)       pdf

Zuberogoitia, I., J.F. Ruiz Moreno, and J.J. Torres. 2002. (Book) [The Peregrine Falcon]. Dpto. Agricultura, Diputación Foral de Bizkaia, Bilbao, Spain. (In Spanish)

Martínez, J.A., and I. Zuberogoitia. 2001. The response of the eagle owl (Bubo bubo) to an outbreak of the Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease. Journal für Ornithologie 142:204-211.

Zuberogoitia, I.A., and J.A. Martínez Clement. 2001. The Little Owl in the "Proyecto Noctua." Ciconia 25:103-108.       pdf

Zuberogoitia, I. 2000. La influencia de los factores meteorologicos sobre el exito reproductor de la Lechuza Comun [Influence of weather on breeding success of Barn Owls]. Ardeola 47:49-56. (In Spanish with English summary)       pdf

Zuberogoitia, I.A., and J.A. Martínez Clement. 2000. Methods for surveying Tawny Owl Strix aluco populations in large areas. Biota 2000:79-94.       pdf

Zuberogoitia, I., and L.F. Campos. 1999. Hibridación de lechuzas, Tyto alba alba y T.a. guttata, en el norte de península Ibérica [Barn Owl hybridization, Tyto alba alba and T.a. guttata, in northern Iberian peninsula]. Est. Mus. Ciencias Naturales de Alava 14:187-192. (In Spanish with English summary)       pdf

Zubderogoitia, I., and L.F. Campos. 1998. Censusing owls in large areas: a comparison between methods. Ardeola 45:47-53.       pdf

Zuberogoitia, I. 1997. [Monitoring of the Peregrine Falcon population in Bizkaia, first year (1997)]. Munibe 49:111-116. (In Spanish)



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