Brian Ratcliff is a wildlife biologist with more than 25 years of experience. Research projects conducted for both federal and provincial agencies, have mainly focused on threatened and endangered species of birds such as Piping Plovers, American White Pelicans Peregrine Falcons, and Burrowing Owls. He spent 15 years setting up and building wildlife rehabilitation centres in Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba. Since moving to Northwestern Ontario, Brian has worked as a private consultant on contracts for Parks Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Geomatics International, and Northern Bioscience. Contracts have involved data collection on Northern Pike, Lake Sturgeon, Smallmouth Bass, threatened and endangered species, breeding bird monitoring, bird migration monitoring, and land ownership information for the National Marine Conservation Area on Lake Superior. Currently, Project Coordinator of Project Peregrine (Thunder Bay Field Naturalists) that monitors the recovery of peregrine falcons nesting in Northern Ontario, and also bands young peregrines at cliff nest sites.
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