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Dr. Jamie Rotenberg

Jamie is an environmental ecologist and ornithologist in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.  Jamie is known as the "bird guy" in his department.  His main research interest focuses on using birds as environmental indicators of habitat change and condition.  The Painted Bunting Observer Team Project, or "PBOT" is one of the main projects Jamie carries out here in North and South Carolina.  He also works on research projects in the country of Belize in Central America.  The project in Belize includes research on the bird community of southern Belize as well as Harpy Eagles, migratory Wood Thrush, and rainforest sustainability using cacao (chocolate) agroforestry.

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, UNCW

John Gerwin

John currently conducts research on the life cycles of migratory birds, with a focus on breeding biology. He also works on the non-breeding component of some species as well. He currently studies the Painted Bunting in North and South Carolina as well as other species including: Black-throated Green Warbler (NC), Swainson’s Warbler (NC/SC), Golden-winged Warbler (Nicaragua), and Worm-eating Warbler. John also worked on a collaborative study of breeding Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers in NC. John primarily uses radio telemetry to study space use, nesting chronologies and reproductive success.

Research Curator of Ornithology, North Carolina Museam of Natural Sciences

Past Contributors

The Painted Bunting Observer Team included many contributors and collaborators including:

Laurel Barnhill, USGS

Dean Demarest, USFWS

Joe Meyers, USGS

Megan Demers

Leah Fuller

Angie Edwards

Additional Members of the Eastern Painted Bunting Working Group

Previous Banders:

Lex Glover

Sarah Green

Doreen Cubie

Kathy Shaw

Keith Jensen

Liz Rogers

Mer Mietzelfeid

Aaron Given

Chance Remmel

Chelsea McDougall

Brian O'Shea

and of course John Gerwin and Jamie Rotenberg

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