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Paul W. Juergens

Paul W. Juergens


Paul was born and raised in Rosenberg, Texas where his interest in wildlife developed on the Texas coastal prairie. He began his college career at Wharton County Junior College in 1994 and later transferred to the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) to complete coursework and earn a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology in 1998. During his time at UTSA, he began working at a local San Antonio raptor rehabilitation and education center called Last Chance Forever, The Bird of Prey Conservancy. In 1999 he moved on to pursue a graduate degree and was accepted into the Wildlife Ecology program at Southwest Texas State University in 2000. His thesis work focused on the winter ecology of Peregrine Falcons on South Padre Island, Texas which earned him a Master of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology in the fall of 2003. In addition, he has been involved with the Padre Island Peregrine Falcon Migration Survey efforts since 1998. He began working for The Peregrine Fund as a biologist in February 2003 and focuses his efforts on the Northern Aplomado Falcon Restoration program. Paul’s hobbies include falconry, hunting, fly fishing, and bird watching.

The Peregrine Fund
3230 Red Rooster Lane SW  
Deming,  NM  88030  United States
Phone: (956) 607-1112
Email: pwjuergens@earthlink.net

   Research Interests

Raptor biology, conservation, and restoration
Endangered species
Grassland birds

Species of Interest: 
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Aplomado Falcon


Mora, M.A., A.B. Montoya, M.C. Lee, A. Macías-Duarte, R. Rodríguez-Salazar, P.W. Juergens, and A. Lafón-Terrazas. 2008. Persistent environmental pollutants in eggs of Aplomado Falcons from northern Chihuahua, Mexico, and South Texas, USA. Environment International 34:44-50.       pdf

Hunt, G., A. Montoya, and P. Juergens. 2007. Falcons of the Yucca grasslands: Aplomado Falcons return to native landscapes. The Peregrine Fund Newsletter 38:2-3, 18.

Brown, J.L., M.W. Collopy, E.J. Gott, P.W. Juergens, A.B. Montoya, and W.G. Hunt. 2006. Wild-reared Aplomado Falcons survive and recruit at higher rates than hacked falcons in a common environment. Biological Conservation 131:453-458.       pdf

Hunt, G., A. Montoya, and P. Juergens. 2006. Aplomado Falcon: an experiment in species restoration. The Peregrine Fund Newsletter 37:4-5.

Juergens, P.W. 2003. Wintering Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus) on South Padre Island, Texas. M.Sc. thesis, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.

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