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Al Harmata
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Al Harmata

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Montana State University
Ecology Dept.  
Bozeman,  MT  59717  United States
Phone: 406-586-3747 Fax: 406-586-3747
Email: ubijt@montana.edu


   Research Interests

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Species of Interest: 
  • Bald Eagle
  • Ferruginous Hawk
  • Golden Eagle


   Publications

Carlson, J.T., A.R. Harmata, and M. Restani. 2012. Environmental contaminants in nestling Bald Eagles produced in Montana and Wyoming. Journal of Raptor Research 46:274-282.

Harmata, A. 2012. Longevity record for North American Golden Eagle. North American Bird Bander 37:24-25.

Harmata, A. 2011. Environmental contaminants in tissues of Bald Eagles sampled in southwestern Montana, 2006–2008. Journal of Raptor Research 45:119–135.       pdf

Harmata, A.R., and Grubb, T.G. 2010. Bald Eagle, United States. Pp. 73-86 in R.E. Tingay and T.E. Katzner (eds.), Eagle watchers: observing and conserving raptors around the world. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY.

Harmata, A.R. 2003. Radar monitoring of vernal bird migration in central Montana. Intermountain Journal of Science. 9:66-77.

Harmata, A.R., G.R. Leighty, and E.L. O’Neil. 2003. A vehicle-mounted radar for dual purpose monitoring of birds. Wildlife Society Bulletin 31:882-886.

Harmata, A.R. 2002. Vernal migration of Bald Eagles from a southern Colorado wintering area. Journal of Raptor Research 36:256-264.       pdf

Harmata, A.R. 2001. Encounters of Golden Eagles banded in the Rocky Mountain West. Journal of Field Ornithology 73:23-32.

Harmata, A.R., M. Restani, G.J. Montopoli, J.R. Zelenak, J.T. Ensign, and P.J. Harmata. 2001. Movements and mortality of Ferruginous Hawks banded in Montana. Journal of Field Ornithology 72:389-398.

Harmata, A.R., M. Restani, G.J. Montopoli, J.R. Zelenak, J.T. Ensign, and P.J. Harmata. 2001. Movements and mortality of Ferruginous Hawks banded in Montana. Journal of Field Ornithology 72:389-398.

Harmata, A.R., and G.J. Montopoli. 2001. Analysis of Bald Eagle spatial use of linear habitat. Journal of Raptor Research 35:207-213.       pdf

Harmata, A.R., J.R. Zelenak, K.M. Podruzny, and M.L. Morrison. 2000. Passage rates and timing of bird migration in Montana. American Midland Naturalist 143:30-40.

Harmata, A.R. 1999. Regional status and productivity, and local spatial use of Golden Eagles in southwestern Montana: progress report: May 1988-February 1999. Report to U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Butte District, Butte, MT. 34 pp.

Restani, M., A.R. Harmata, and E.M. Madden. 2000. Numerical and functional responses of migrant Bald Eagles exploiting a seasonally concentrated food source. Condor 102:561-568.       pdf

Harmata, A.R., and D. Markum. 1999. Status of nesting Golden Eagles in southwestern Montana Bureau of Land Management, Headwaters Reservation Area, Butte MT. 19 pp.

Harmata, A.R., K.M. Podruzny, J.R. Zelenak. 1998. Avian use of Norris Hill Wind Resource Area. Subcontract No. XAN-5-15126-0. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Wind Technology Center, Golden, CO. 77 pp. plus appendices.

Harmata, A.R., K.M. Podruzny, J.R. Zelenak, and M. L. Morrison. 1999. Using marine surveillance radar to study bird movements and impact assessment. Wildlife Society Bulletin 27(1):44-52.

Harmata, A.R., G.J. Montopoli, B. Oakleaf, P.J. Harmata, and M. Restani. 1999. Movements and survival of Bald Eagles banded in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Journal of Wildlife Management 63:781-793.

Harmata, A.R., P.J. Harmata, and C. Olsen. 1999. Population dynamics of key raptor species in the Kevin Rim Raptor Study Area. Challenge Cost Share Progress Report 1997 and 1998 to Bureau of Land Management, Great Falls District, Bozeman, MT. 12 pp.

Harmata, A.R., and G.J. Montopoli. 1998. Pied plumage in Bald Eagles. Journal of Field Ornithology 69:326-335.       pdf

Miller, M.J.R., M. Restani, A.R. Harmata, G.R. Bortolotti, and M.E. Wayland. 1998. A comparison of blood lead levels in Bald Eagles from two regions on the Great Plains of North America. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 34:704-714.       pdf

Harmata, A.R., and D. Markum. 1997. Status of nesting Golden Eagles in southwestern Montana Bureau of Land Management, Headwaters Reservation Area, Butte MT. 19 pp.

Zelenak, J.R., J.J. Rotella, and A.R. Harmata. 1997. Survival of fledgling Ferruginous Hawks in northern Montana. Canadian Journal of Zoology 75:152-156.

Harmata, A.R. 1996. Bald Eagle management plan for Greater Yellowstone: 1995 Update. Greater Yellowstone Bald Eagle Working Group. Wyoming Game & Fish Department, Lander, WY. 47 pp.

Harmata, A.R., and D. Markum. 1996. Status of nesting Golden Eagles in southwestern Montana Bureau of Land Management, Headwaters Reservation Area, Butte MT. 22 pp.

Harmata, A.R., and M. Restani. 1995. Environmental contaminants and cholinesterase in blood of vernal migrant Bald and Golden Eagles in Montana. Intermountain Journal of Sciences 1:1-15.

Restani, M., and A.R. Harmata. 1995. Harmony at Hauser. Montana Outdoors 26(2):34-36. [Autumn Bald eagle concentration at Hauser Lake, MT].

Harmata, A. 1994. Yellowstone's Bald Eagles. Yellowstone Science 2:14-19.

Harmata, A.R. (principal author and compiler), and Montana Bald Eagle Working Group. 1994. Montana Bald Eagle Management Plan July 1994. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Montana Project Office, Billings, MT. 104 pp.

Enderson, J.H., A.R. Harmata, W.G. Hunt, L.F. Kiff, and C.M. White. 1993. Addendum to the Pacific Coast (1982) and Rocky Mountain/Southwest (revised, 1984) American Peregrine Falcon recovery plans. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, OR.       pdf

Harmata, A.R., and D.W. Stahlecker. 1993. Fidelity of migrant Bald Eagles to wintering grounds in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. Journal of Field Ornithology 64:129-134.       pdf

Gerrard, J.M., A.R. Harmata, and P.N. Gerrard. 1992. Home range and activity of a pair of Bald Eagles breeding in northern Saskatchewan. Journal of Raptor Research 26:229-234.       pdf

Harmata, A.R., and B. Oakleaf. 1992. Bald Eagles of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: an ecological study with emphasis on the Snake River, Wyoming. Wyoming Game & Fish Department, Lander, WY. 368 pp.

Flath, D.L., R.M. Hazlewood, and A.R. Harmata. 1991. Status of the Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in Montana: 1990. Proceeding of the Montana Academy of Sciences 51:15-32.

Harmata, A.R. and W. Heinrich. 1990. An evaluation of the potential for reintroduction of Bald Eagles and Peregrine Falcons along the Missouri River, Montana. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Management, Billings, MT. 256 pp.

Harmata, A.R. 1989. Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). Pp. 65-67 in T.W. Clark, A.H. Harvey, R.D. Dorn, D.L. Genter and C. Groves (eds.), Rare, sensitive and threatened species of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative, Montana Natural Heritage Program, The Nature Conservancy and Mountain West Environmental Services, Jackson WY. 153 pp.

Harmata, A.R., and D.L. Flath. 1989. King of birds. Montana Outdoors 20(2):15-22.

Harmata, A.R., J.E. Toepfer, and J.M. Gerard. 1986. Erratum: fall migration of Bald Eagles produced in northern Saskatchewan. Blue Jay 44:2pp.

Harmata, A.R., and J.E. Toepfer. 1985. Fall migration of Bald Eagles produced in northern Saskatchewan. Blue Jay 43:232-237.

Nijssen, A.L., A.R. Harmata, and J.M. Gerrard. 1985. The initiation of southward migration of an adult female Bald Eagle. Pp.. 86-90 in J.M. Gerrard and T.N. Ingram (eds.), The Bald Eagle in Canada. Proceedings of Bald Eagle Days 1983. White Horse Plains Publications, Headingly, Manitoba, and The Eagle Foundation, Apple River, IL.

Harmata, A.R. 1984. Bald Eagles of the San Luis Valley, Colorado: their winter ecology and spring migration. Ph.D. dissertation, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.

Harmata, A.R. 1982. What is the function of undulating flight display in Golden Eagles. Raptor Research 16:103-109.       pdf

Harmata, A.R. 1982. Winter ecology and spring migration of adult Bald Eagles of the San Luis Valley, Colorado. Pp. 31-40 in T.N. Ingram (ed.), Bald Eagle management. Eagle Valley Environmentalists, Apple River, IL.

Harmata, A.R. 1981. Recoveries of Ferruginous Hawks banded in Colorado. North American Bird Bander 6:144-147.       pdf

Harmata, A.R. 1981. Capture and radio-tagging adult Golden Eagles in conflict with Pit No. 5, Black Butte Coal lease, Sweetwater County, Wyoming. Wildlife Report 81:1-14.

Henny, C.J., C.R. Griffin, D.W. Stahlecker, A.R. Harmata, and E. Cromartie. 1981. Low DDT residues in plasma of Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) wintering in Colorado and Missouri. Canadian Field-Naturalist 95:249-252.

Harmatqa, A. 1980. Bald Eagles of the San Luis Valley, Colorado, winter ecology and migration: an interim report. Unpublished report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bozeman, MT. 14 pp.

Harmata, A.R., J.E. Durr, and H. Geduldig. 1978. Home range, activity patterns and habitat use of Prairie Falcons nesting in the Mojave Desert. United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Fort Collins, CO.       pdf



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