Richard Hasegawa

Joined: Jun 07, 2019 Last Active: Dec 03, 2021 iNaturalist

Birder, herper, life list angler, and all-around nature enthusiast. I have always been uniquely fascinated with animals, and since picking up birding at the age of eight, I have perpetually found more and more to learn about in the natural world.

I am currently an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, where I am pursuing degrees in geography and integrative biology. I am working as a research assistant in a lab focused on avian reproductive endocrinology, and I have academic interests in biogeography, systematics, evolutionary ecology, and geomorphology.

From January through July of 2021 I interned at the George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center near Bartlesville, Oklahoma, working primarily on aviculture, transport, and habitat restoration for the Masked Bobwhite reintroduction program.

Additional projects I worked on with the Sutton Center include surveying greater prairie-chicken leks in northeastern Oklahoma, Fish and Wildlife Service point counts of migratory birds in east Texas and Oklahoma, and covering survey tracts for the Second Oklahoma Breeding Bird Atlas.

If you would like to learn more about masked bobwhites and the work being done to reintroduce them to southern Arizona, you can find more information here: https://www.suttoncenter.org/conservation/saving-species/masked-bobwhite/

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