Home | Species Database | Species Accounts | Bibliography | Researchers | Related Sites | Login

Joel (Jeep) Pagel

Joel (Jeep) Pagel


Joel E. (Jeep) Pagel, has concentrated his professional career since 1983 as a raptor ecologist working on research and management of peregrine falcons and other raptors in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Coming from a professional conservation family, he has conducted conservation work since a small child with his father and adult colleagues on wildfire ecology, sandhill cranes, and other projects. He is a past recipient of the highest conservation award in the Boy Scouts, the Hornaday Award which he achieved in high school. He received a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of California/Davis where he wrote about endangered species policy, concurrently while serving as the principle investigator on a multi-state peregrine falcon research and management project which he founded in the mid-1980ís while a USDA Forest Service employee. He specializes in high angle cliff nest entry techniques.

Ashland,  OR  97520  United States
Phone: 541-261-5335
Email: jpagel@rocketmail.com

   Research Interests

Anthropogenic disturbance
Cliff and tree nest entry techniques
Eggshell fragment and prey remain collection from active raptor nest sites

Species of Interest: 
  • Burrowing Owl
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Golden Eagle
  • American Kestrel
  • Peregrine Falcon


Pagel, J.E., P.B. Sharpe, D.K. Garcelon, A.E. Little, S.K. Taylor, K.R. Faulkner, and C.S. Gorbics. 2012. Exposure of Bald Eagles to lead on the northern Channel islands. Journal of Raptor Research 46:168-176.       pdf

Pagel, J.E., and J. Sipple. 2011. Incident of full sibling mating in Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus). Journal of Raptor Research 45:97-98.       pdf

Pagel, J.E., R.T. Patton, and B. Latta. 2010. Ground nesting of Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus) near San Diego, California. Journal of Raptor Research 44:323-325.        pdf

Pagel, J.E., D.M. Whittington, and G.T. Allen. 2010. Interim Golden Eagle technical guidance: inventory and monitoring protocols; and other recommendations in support of Golden Eagle management and permit issuance. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Carlsbad, CA.

Pagel, J.E., J. Linthicum, and P.H. Bloom. 2008. Brian James Walton, 1951-2006. Journal of Raptor Research 42:75-76.

Pagel, J.E., and R.K. Thorstrom. 2007. Accessing nests. Pp. 171-179 in D.M. Bird and K.L. Bildstein (eds.), Raptor research and management techniques. Hancock House, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.

Doremus, H., and J.E. Pagel. 2001. Why listing may be forever: perspectives on delisting under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Conservation Biology 15:1258-1268.

Pagel, J.E. 1999. Habitat analysis of some lands in southcentral and southeastern Oregon for Peregrine Falcons: Lakeview District, Bureau of Land Management, including Lakeview Resource and Klamath Falls Resource Areas. Unpublished report to Lakeview District, Bureau of Land Management, Klamath Falls, OR.

Pagel, J.E., D.A. Bell, and M.L. Johnson. 1998. When is an endangered species recovery complete: is delisting the American Peregrine Falcon appropriate? Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 63:463-474.

Pagel, J.E., and D.A. Bell. 1997. Reply to Cade et al. regarding de-listing the American Peregrine Falcon. Wildlife Society Bulletin 25:739-742.

Pagel, J.E., D.A. Bell, and B.E. Norton. 1996. De-listing the American Peregrine Falcon: is it premature? Wildlife Society Bulletin 24:429-435.

Pagel, J.E. 1995. Quandaries and complexities of ecological risk assessment: viable options to reduce humanistic arrogance. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal 1:376-391.

Pagel, J.E. 1995. American Peregrine Falcon: status of species, Columbia Basin. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Northwest Region, Portland, OR. 21 pp. + appendices.       pdf

Pagel, J.E. 1993. Oregon's peregrine plight. Oregon Birds 19:78-79.

Pagel, J.E. (ed.). 1991. Proceedings: Symposium on Peregrine Falcons in the Pacific Northwest. Rogue River National Forest, Medford, OR. 119 pp.

Pagel, J.E., and W.M. Jarman. 1991. Peregrine Falcons, pesticides, and contaminants in the Pacific Northwest. Journal of Pesticide Reform 11:7-12.

Pagel, J.E. 1989. Use of explosives to enhance a Peregrine Falcon eyrie. Journal of Raptor Research 23:176-178.       pdf

Home | Species Database | Species Accounts | Bibliography | Researchers | Related Sites | Login

Copyright © 1999-2012 The Peregrine Fund. All Rights Reserved.