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COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Common Nighthawk in Canada

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Biographical Summary of Report Writer

From a very early age, Carl Savignac was interested in bird watching. He has an M.Sc. in Biological Sciences from Université Laval (1996) on the ecology of the Pileated Woodpecker (Drycopus pileatus) in the forests of southern Quebec. Carl is now director of Dendroica Environnement et Faune, an avian ecology consulting firm operating throughout Canada that primarily specializes in studies on threatened species, biodiversity and environmental impact assessments on avian fauna. He is the author of 15 technical reports and scientific publications on the woodpeckers, raptors and passerines of Canada’s temperate and boreal forest. In his free time he also likes to photograph and paint animals.

 

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