John Campbell has been working with raptors (birds of prey) for over 40 years. He first got involved with his father who had a breeding project for the Province of Alberta. He bred peregrine falcons and merlins and was the first to do so in North America. He bred the first pair of peregrines that nested in downtown Calgary.
John surveys and monitors areas in central and Southern Alberta including the Bow River from Cochrane to the Bassano Dam, south to include the Pine Coulee and Oldman Dam areas where he did nest site mitigation after sites were destroyed by flooding for the dam and he continues to monitor these areas.
This is done on a
volunteer basis and John has been asked to assist both the Canadian Wildlife Service and Alberta Fish and Wildlife.
All data collected goes to both these agencies to add to their records.