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Contributing Editor Paul Kerlinger is a biologist and nationally known expert on bird migration and behavior and a former director of New Jersey Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory. He first used radar to track bird migration more than 25 years ago, and he was one of the first to study birding ecotourism and economics. His first article in Birder's World
the essay "Are Black Rails for Real?" appeared in April 1994. He wrote the column "On the Move"
until December 2011.
Kerlinger is a founding member of Curry & Kerlinger, LLC
, consultants on issues relating to wind power and birds, as well as other wildlife issues. He has served as a member of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Communication Tower Working Group since 1999 and on the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative's Wildlife Working Group
since 1996. He has worked with both environmental and industry groups across the country on the issues of bird and habitat protection. He is also cofounder and outdoors editor for CapeMayTimes.com
His research has been published in such journals as the Canadian Journal of Zoology, Animal Behavior, Journal of Field Ornithology, The Auk, The Wilson Bulletin,
and several others. He is also the author of several books.How Birds Migrate, 2nd ed. (Stackpole Books, 2009)
The New York City Audubon Society Guide to Finding Birds in the Metropolitan Area, with Marcia T. Fowle, co-author (Cornell, 2001)
Wings in the Wild: Habits and Habitats of North American Birds, with photographer Tom Vezo (Stackpole Books, 2001)
Flight Strategies of Migrating Hawks (University of Chicago Press, 1989)
Kerlinger's essay "Try the Canadian Great Plains in Winter" appears in the book Good Birders Don't Wear White: 50 Tips From North America's Top Birders (2007).
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