Dave Mehlman

dve-mehlmanDave Mehlman is director of The Nature Conservancy's Migratory Bird Program. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico, an MS from Florida State University, and a BA from Bowdoin College. Dave directs the Migratory Bird Program’s Gulf Wings project, represents the Conservancy on the North American Bird Conservation Initiative, and serves as the Conservancy’s staff person on the North American Wetlands Conservation Council. He is also a member of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker Recovery Team, established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He has published numerous papers in both scientific and popular journals on birds, bird conservation and ecology.

Dave's Posts

The 2011 State of the Birds Report

May 3rd, 2011

This year's report takes a look at U.S. public lands and their critical importance as bird habitat. Dave Mehlman, the Conservancy's migratory bird expert, contributed to the report and shares his insights. More

Black-Capped Crossbill? I Don’t Think So!

December 8th, 2010

A mysterious disease is causing major bill deformities for birds, mostly in Alaska. Our avian expert looks at some of the worst effects and the potential causes. More

Oil and Birds Don’t Mix

May 12th, 2010

The Gulf is one of the worst places an oil spill could hit from a bird-centric point of view -- learn why from Dave Mehlman, our director of migratory bird conservation. More

Your International Migratory Bird Day To-Do List

May 5th, 2010

Dave Mehlman, director of the Conservancy's migratory bird program, gives you a flock of ways to celebrate migratory birds. More

Get Your Kite On!

April 12th, 2010

Kites are one of the coolest native raptors in North America -- and now you can help directly in their conservation, says Conservancy migratory bird specialist Dave Mehlman. More

State of the Birds 2010: It’s Not All Doom and Gloom!

March 19th, 2010

The State of the Birds 2010 report has a few bright spots for some bird species, says our bird expert Dave Mehlman. More

State of the Birds 2010: Aridlands, Grasslands, and Forests

March 18th, 2010

Birds of aridlands, grasslands and forests will be least affected by climate change, according to the State of the Birds 2010 report. But that doesn't mean these species are out of the woods. More

State of the Birds 2010: Arctic/Alpine and Wetlands

March 17th, 2010

Climate change will hit birds of the Arctic and alpine habitats -- like snowy owls -- hard, says the new State of the Birds 2010 report. More

State of the Birds 2010: Oceans, Coasts and Islands

March 16th, 2010

The State of the Birds 2010 report is out -- and it says ocean, coastal and island bird species are all under threat from climate change. More

State of the Birds 2010: Climate Change

March 15th, 2010

Which bird species will get hit the hardest by climate change? Bird expert and report co-author Dave Mehlman tells us in the first of his week-long series of posts. More

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