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Jennifer O. Coulson

Jennifer O. Coulson


I am conducting a long-term, population ecology study on Swallow-tailed Kites nesting in Louisiana and Mississippi.
Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 2006. M.S., Biological Sciences, 1992; B.A., Biological Sciences, 1985; University of New Orleans, LA.

Raptor Propagator, Master Falconer

Editor, Journal of Louisiana Ornithology

President and Conservation Chair, Orleans Audubon Society
Link www.jjaudubon.net

Orleans Audubon Society
64340 Fogg Lane  
Pearl River,  LA  70452  United States
Phone: (985) 863-8516 Fax: (985) 863-8516
Email: jacoulson@aol.com

   Research Interests

Population ecology and demography, urbanization, ecological traps, intraguild predation, parasitology, cooperative hunting, cooperative breeding,variation in keel/sternum morphology, variation in baseline corticosterone levels, and conservation biology.

Species of Interest: 
  • Spizaetus ornatus
  • Elanoides forficatus
  • Parabuteo unicinctus


Coulson, J.O. and T.D. Coulson. 2013. Reexamining cooperative hunting in Harris’s Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus): large prey or challenging habitats? Auk 130:548–552.

Coulson, J. and T. Coulson. 2012. Natural history of Harris's Hawk. Pages 11-64 in The Harris's Hawk Revolution, Parabuteo Publishing, Pearl River, Louisiana, USA.

Herbert, J.D., J.O. Coulson and T.D. Coulson. 2011. Quantification of tissue uric acid levels in a Harris’s Hawk with visceral gout. Avian Diseases 55:513–515.

Coulson, J.O., S.J. Taft, and T.D. Coulson. 2010. Gastrointestinal parasites of the Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus), including a report of lesions associated with the nematode Dipharynx sp. Journal of Raptor Research 44:208-214.

Coulson, J.O., T.D. Coulson, S.A. DeFrancesch, and T.W. Sherry. 2008. Predators of the Swallow-tailed Kite in southern Louisiana and Mississippi. Journal of Raptor Research 42:1-12.

Coulson, J.O. 2003. Harris's Hawk dies after colliding with motor vehicle. Journal of Raptor Research 37:350-351.

Coulson, J.O. 2002. Mississippi Kites use Swallow-tailed Kite nests. Journal of Raptor Research 36:155-156.

Coulson, J.O. 2001. Swallow-tailed Kites carry passerine nests containing nestlings to their own nests. Wilson Bulletin 113:340-342.

Coulson, J.O., and T.D. Coulson. 1995. Group hunting by Harris' Hawks in Texas. Journal of Raptor Research 29:265-267.

Coulson, J.O. and T.D. Coulson. 1998. Diets of Barn Owls in two Louisiana marshes. Journal of Louisiana Ornithology 4(1):3–9.

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