Peter Pyle

Staff Biologist at The Institute for Bird Populations
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Peter Pyle has been a Staff Biologist at The Institute for Bird Populations since 1996, where he conducts research on molt, writes, and holds banding workshops. Peter is a Research Associate at the California Academy of Sciences and the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, and has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers, four books, and a monograph on the birds of Hawaii. He is perhaps best known for his two part Identification Guide to North American Birds, which has detailed criteria for ageing and sexing. In 2011 he had the good fortune of describing a new species, Bryan's Shearwater, and naming it after his grandfather.

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