Dave Pereksta observes an L.A. county Wedge-rumped Storm-Petrel from Grande 2 Oct 2010
David Pereksta email@example.com is an Avian Biologist for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, where he studies and analyzes the effects of offshore oil and gas, and renewable energy development on birds and bats off the Pacific coast. Throughout his career with various Federal and State agencies, he has studied several imperiled bird species including snowy plovers, piping plovers, least terns, ospreys, northern goshawks, brown pelicans, and spotted owls. Recently, David has assisted Cornell University in their searches for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker in Arkansas during the 2006, 2007, and 2008 field seasons. An avid birder for over 30 years, he has birded throughout North America and the American tropics, including leading trips to Belize, Costa Rica, and Peru. David has been an active participant in southern California pelagic trips since 1994 and has been a regular leader for Los Angeles Audubon, Buena Vista Audubon, The Searcher, and The Condor Express since 2000.
Dave Pereksta checking his photos of a San Diego Flesh-footed Shearwater from Grande 4 Oct 2010
Dave smiles after finding a Red-Billed Tropicbird in California Waters from Grande
Dave (right) points out a Common Loon aboard a Grande pelagic seabirding trip in February 2010
Todd McGrath and Dave Pereksta aboard Grande 13 Nov 2010
Dave (second from right) and the Cornell Ivory-billed Woodpecker search team
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