Dr. Brian Washburn

Eagles in a Modern World


Dr. Brian Washburn is a Research Wildlife Biologist with the USDA Wildlife Services National Wildlife Research Center in Sandusky, Ohio.  He holds a B.S. degree in Environmental and Forest Biology from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, a M.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Science from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Ph.D. in Animal Sciences from the University of Kentucky.  He is also an Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University, North Carolina State University, and the University of Missouri. 

His research interests include wildlife stress and reproductive physiology, wildlife nutrition, movement ecology, habitat management, understanding human-wildlife interactions, and developing new methods to reduce human-wildlife conflicts.  Currently, he has research projects involving Bald Eagles, Osprey, Red-tailed Hawks, American Kestrels, and Snowy Owls, and Short-eared Owls.