Jim Bednarz received his BS degree in Wildlife Biology from New Mexico State University, completed a M.S. degree Iowa State University studying Red-shouldered Hawks, and his Ph.D. degree working on Harris’s Hawks at the University of New Mexico. Jim has conducted research on six continents for four decades emphasizing avian population ecology, behavioral ecology, and conservation. Although most of this work has been focused on birds of prey and Neotropical migratory songbirds, he has also conducted research on shorebirds, colonial waterbirds, waterfowl, woodpeckers, quail, and wild turkeys. Jim is probably most recognized for his long-term research on Harris’s Hawks in New Mexico and current work in south Texas. He is currently a Principal Lecturer at the University of North Texas (UNT) and works closely mentoring graduate and undergraduate students conducting a variety of research on amazing birds!