JavaSwift Kurt Radamaker


B.S., Business Administration University of La Verne

A.S., Biology Citrus Jr. College

Certificate from Cornell University, Seminars in Bird Biology.

Selected Publications

  • Arizona and New Mexico Birds. Lone Pine Press.
  • The Complete Guide to North American Birds. National Geographic Society 2006. Species accounts for Bitterns, Herons and allies, and Ibises and Spoonbills.
  • Birds of Florida. Lone Pine Press
  • Birds of The Baja California Peninsula: Status, Distribution, and Taxonomy. American Birding Assoc.

Biological Experience

  • Dedicated professional with several years of general and professional interest in ornithology.
  • Conducted Directed Species surveys of Least Bell's Vireo and general biological surveys in Prado Basin for The United States Department of Fish and Wildlife.
  • Conducted bird and reptile surveys in several areas throughout southern California in threatened Coastal Sage Scrub, and Riparian habitats, and wrote general habitat assessments as a consultant for Michael Brandman and Associates.
  • Conducted California Gnatcatcher surveys for the Planning Center of Newport Beach, along Portuguese Canyon Palos Verdes Peninsula.
  • Conducted general bird, reptile and habitat surveys for Biological Assessment Inc.  at Tonner Canyon, Orange County and near Lake Hemet, Riverside County.
  • Taught Ornithology for 4 years at the University of La Verne.
  • Currently writing a book on finding birds in Baja California, and other manuscripts for selected ornithological journals.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member Arizona Bird Committee
  • Webmaster and Treasurer of Arizona Field Ornithologist
  • Webmaster and Board Member Maricopa Audubon Society
  • Past Webmaster and Board Member Florida Ornithological Society
  • American Ornithologists Union
  • American Birding Association
  • Cooper Ornithological Society
  • Wilson Ornithological Society
  • Western Field Ornithologists Life Member
  • Past Board Member Bausch and Lomb Birding Council
  • Past Board Member of Pro Esteros. A non profit organization helping to preserve wetlands in Baja California Mexico