Evan Buechley, Ph.D.

International Programs Director and Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center

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Evan Buechley, Ph.D., is an international ornithologist and conservation biologist with over 10 years of field experience on raptor research and conservation projects on four continents. He has a special emphasis on vultures, raptors, migration, endangered species, and ecosystem services. Dr. Buechley has five years of experience working in the Horn of Africa, where he has studied the ecology, ecosystem services, and conservation of endangered vultures. His recent work has included identifying and quantifying the importance of migratory bottlenecks for Egyptian Vultures along the Red Sea Flyway, including the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait.

In a post-doctoral researcher position, co-hosted by the University of Utah and HawkWatch International, Evan will be managing two studies in the Horn of Africa: a new effort studying raptor migration over the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait in Djibouti, and a continuation of vulture extinction studies based in Ethiopia.

Favorite raptor: Bearded Vulture