David Gordon

W. David Gordon

Senior Wildlife Ecologist

W. David Gordon is responsible for wildlife and habitat studies, protected species surveys, and habitat management planning and implementation. David’s 28 years of experience includes: development of field monitoring and wildlife survey methodologies; capture, banding and radio telemetry tracking of a variety of bird species including scrub-jays, burrowing owls, southeastern American kestrel, and crested caracara; management plans for protected reptiles, birds, mammals and game species; wetland mitigation design, construction and oversight; and land management activities including prescribed burning and herbicide application. Mr. Gordon is a Certified Burn Manager and Master Bird Bander.

Mr. Gordon is a recognized expert in avian ecology and translocations.  He has conducted experimental translocations and population monitoring for over 20 years and has completed countless surveys and spent thousands of hours monitoring and banding Florida scrub-jays and burrowing owls. He has also volunteered many hours to conduct surveys and band Florida scrub-jays on public conservation lands for organizations including Jay Watch, Florida Audubon, and other non-profit and government organizations.  David participated in the Alala Reintroduction Project near Hilo in Hawaii where he served as Technical Advisor for the reintroduction of this Hawaiian crow, which had been extinct in the wild for over 20 years.  David is currently working his second season on The Nature Conservancy’s Matador Ranch in eastern Montana, conducting breeding season surveys for burrowing owls that utilize the Ranch’s extensive network of prairie dog towns.