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Abundance estimates and populations modeling of the Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis jamaicensis) in the Luquillo Mountains: Development of annual removal estimates


June 2010 - September 2012


Develop updated population estimates of the RTHA in the Luquillo Mountains.
- Conduct RTHA nest surveys in the Luquillo Mountains.
- Develop a population dynamics model for the RTHA in the Luquillo Mountains.
- Develop a model for maxium sustainable removal of RTHA in the Luquillo Mountains.
- Provide recommendations for RTHA management in the Luquillo Mountains.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 244

Phd Students: 144

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 251

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 680

Scientific Publications: 1916

Presentations: 4259



Funding Agencies

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey