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Michael W.D. McCloy

Avian Ecologist | Biodiversity Conservation | Birder

Welcome to my website! I'm a conservation ecologist that studies how avian biodiversity is affected by a range of environmental, climatic, and anthropogenic drivers. I'm currently based out of College Station, Texas where I'm pursuing my PhD through Texas A&M University's Ecology & Evolutionary Biology program. Check out my Research page for more information about what I'm currently working on, as well as future directions. I'm a lifelong birder and have a developed an intense passion for travel at every change I get. Check out my Trip Reports page to read about some of my birding travels and ornithological expeditions, or my Photography page to see a selection of my bird & wildlife photos. I'm passionate about ecological research that can directly affect conservation outcomes, and about integrating research and policy to guide the decision-making process. I thrive on creative challenges and building strong relationships across disciplines.


"Do not go where the path may lead. Instead, go where there is no path and leave a trail." -

Ralph Waldo Emerson