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Kate Taylor, B.S.
On Block Island ready to release a Peregrine Falcon as part of BRI's Block Island Raptor Project.

Kate Taylor, B.S.

Wildlife Outreach Specialist

207-839-7600 x211
kate.taylor@briloon.org

Involved in loon conservation since 1995, Kate brings a wealth of experience to her position as outreach specialist for BRI's Center for Loon Conservation. Before joining BRI, she spent 12 years overseeing the scientific program for the Loon Preservation Committee in New Hampshire. 

She is a contributor to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Status and Assessment Plan for the Common Loon in North America and co-authored the Common Loon Species Profile and Loon Recovery Plan for the New Hampshire Fish and Game. She is the co-author of a series of books by Willow Creek Press about the Common Loon and the Northwoods.

Research Interests

 
  • Environmental conservation
  • Conservation of the Common Loon

Books

 
  • Evers, D.C. and K.M. Taylor. 2015. Journey with the Owls. Willow Creek Press, Minocqua, WI. 160 pp.
  • Evers, D.C. and K. M. Taylor. 2014. Journey with the Loon. Willow Creek Press, Minocqua, WI. 144 pp.

Journal Articles

 
  • Brennan, M.W., R.G. Congalton, P.J. Pekins and K.M. Taylor. 1998. Use of Remote Sensing and GIS tools for Common Loon (Gavia immer) management in New Hampshire. In Proceedings of the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Tampa, FL, pp. 470-478 (CD-ROM).
  • Miconi, R., M. Pokras and K.M. Taylor. 2000. Mortality in breeding loons: how big a factor is trauma? In J.W. McIntyre, D.C. Evers (eds), Loons: old history and new findings. Proceedings of a symposium from the 1997 meeting of the American Ornithological Union. North American Loon Fund, Holderness, NH, pp. 19-24.
  • Taylor, K.M. and H.S. Vogel. 2000. Status and trends in Common Loon populations in New Hampshire, 1977-1997. In J.W. McIntyre, D.C. Evers (eds), Loons: old history and new findings. Proceedings of a symposium from the 1997 meeting of the American Ornithological Union. North American Loon Fund, Holderness, NH, pp. 110-113.
  • Taylor, K.M. and H.S. Vogel. 2003. Unprecedented loss of Common Loon pairs on Lake Umbagog. New Hampshire Bird Records 22(2): 42-44.

BRI Scientific Communications

 

Research Reports

 
  • J. Cooley, H.S. Vogel and K.M. Taylor. New Hampshire Common Loon Recovery Plan. Submitted to NH Fish & Game, Concord, NH. In Prep.
  • Taylor K.M. and H.S. Vogel. New Hampshire Common Loon Species Profile. 2006. Submitted to NH Fish & Game, Concord, NH.
  • Taylor K.M., H.S. Vogel and D.C. Evers. 2005. Field Assessment of Habitat Quality in Comparison to Reproductive Success of Common Loons in Central New Hampshire. Submitted to the NH State Conservation Committee, Brentwood, NH.
  • Taylor, K.M, D.C. Evers and T. Daigle. 2004. Common Loon Population Estimates and Reproductive Success in the Northeast: A Report in Response to the Bouchard Barge No. 120 (Buzzards Bay Oil Spill). Submitted to US Fish and Wildlife Service, Concord, NH.
  • Taylor, K.M. 2004. Northeast Loon Study Working Group (NELSWG), Protocol for Surveying and Managing Common Loons. Submitted to FPL Maine Hydro and the Errol Dam Stakeholders.
  • Taylor, K.M. and H.S. Vogel. 1998. Mercury Exposure as measured through abandoned Common Loon Eggs in New Hampshire. Submitted to US Fish and Wildlife Service, Concord, NH.
 
Photo Credits: Photo © BRI-David Evers
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