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Brian Smith
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Brian Smith

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B.S. in Wildlife Management from Eastern Kentucky University
M.S. in Raptor Biology from Boise State University
Ph.D. in Forest Resource Science from West Virginia University

USFWS
PO Box 25486  Denver Federal Center
Denver,  CO  80225  United States
Phone: 303-236-4403
Email: brian_w_smith@fws.gov


   Research Interests

Conservation of North American raptors (hawks & owls), grassland & forest songbirds

Species of Interest: 
  • Swainson's Hawk
  • Prairie Falcon
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Northern Harrier
  • Short-eared Owl
  • Flammulated Owl
  • Bald Eagle
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk
  • Cooper's Hawk
  • Northern Goshawk
  • Ferruginous Hawk
  • Golden Eagle
  • Burrowing Owl


   Publications

Katzner, T., B.W. Smith, T. A. Miller, D. Brandes, J. Cooper, M. Lanzone, D. Brauning, C. Farmer, S. Harding, D. Kramar, C. Koppie, C. Maisonneuve, M. Martell, E..K. Mojica, C. Todd, J.A. Tremblay, M. Wheeler, D.F. Brinker, T.E. Chubbs, R. Gubler, K. O’Malley, S. Mehus, B. Porter, R.P. Brooks, B.D. Watts & K.L. Bildstein. 2012. Status, biology and conservation priorities for North America’s eastern Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) population. Auk. 29(1):168-176.       pdf

Palmer-Ball, B., Jr., and B.W. Smith. 2010. Winter home range of a Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) in eastern Kentucky. Kentucky Warbler 86:55-62.       pdf

Smith, B.W. 2006. Nesting ecology, chick survival, and juvenile dispersal of Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) in the Appalachian Mountains. Ph.D. dissertation, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. 124 pp.       pdf

Smith, B.W., E.A. Ciuzio, S. Vorisek, J.J. Morgan, and D.E. Figert. 2005. Bird conservaton activities in Kentucky: implementation through incentive partnerships. Pp. 376-388 in 2005 Proceedings of the Annual Conference of Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.       pdf

Belthoff, J.R., and B.W. Smith. 2003. Patterns of artificial burrow occupancy and reuse by Burrowing Owls in Idaho. Wildlife Society Bulletin 31:138-144.       pdf

Smith, B.W., C.A. Dobony, J.W. Edwards, W.M. Ford. 2003. Observations of Long-tailed Weasel, Mustela frenata, hunting behavior in central West Virginia. Canadian Field-Naturalist 117:313-315.        pdf

Smith, B.W., and J.R. Belthoff. 2001. Effects of nest dimensions on use of artificial burrow systems by Burrowing Owls. Journal of Wildlife Management 65:318-326.       pdf

Smith, B.W., and J.R. Belthoff. 2001. Burrowing Owls and development: short-distance nest burrowing relocation to minimize construction impacts. Journal of Raptor Research 35:385-391.       pdf

Smith, B.W., and J.R. Belthoff. 2001. Identification of ectoparasites on Burrowing Owls in southwestern Idaho. Journal of Raptor Research 35:159-161.       pdf

Smith, B.W. 1999. Nest-site selection, ectoparasites, and mitigation techniques; studies of Burrowing Owls and artificial burrow systems in southwestern Idaho. M.Sc. thesis, Boise State University, Boise, ID.       pdf

Belthoff, J.R., and B.W. Smith. 1999. Monitoring Burrowing Owls and assessment of artificial burrow features useful in conservation and management: final report. Unpublished report to Boise State University and Idaho Bureau of Land Management, Boise, ID.

Belthoff, J.R., and B.W. Smith. 1998. Monitoring between-year movements and assessment of artificial burrow features useful in conservation and management of Burrowing Owls: 1997 annual report. Idaho Bureau of Land Management Technical Bulletin 2000-3:1-39.

Belthoff, J.R., and B.W. Smith. 1998. 1998 breeding bird surveys at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. Unpublished report to Environmental Science and Research Foundation, Idaho Falls, ID.

Belthoff, J.R., and B.W. Smith. 1998. 1997 breeding bird surveys at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. Pp. 49-51 in T.D. Reynolds and R.W. Warren (eds.), Annual technical report to DOE-ID--calendar year 1997. Environmental Science and Research Foundation, Idaho Falls, ID.



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