Dale Stahlecker

Eagle Environmental, Inc. (EEI) has been conducting scientific studies (population monitoring, vertebrate inventories, and endangered species surveys) as an NM-based consulting firm since 1984. EEI is dedicated to scientific excellence, rapid response to client requests, and timely completion of projects and reports.

Dale Stahlecker got “hooked” by raptors when, as an undergraduate at Colorado State University (B.S. 1973, M.S. 1975) in January 1972, his work study assignment was to open gates for a graduate student counting raptors on the Pawnee National Grasslands in northeastern Colorado. His early career took him throughout Colorado with Colorado Division of Wildlife, to Oregon and Nebraska with the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, then to Arkansas and New Mexico with the U. S. Forest Service. He has lived and worked as an ornithologist in New Mexico since 1980, where he has been the principal owner and biologist for Eagle Environmental, Inc since its inception in 1983. More than 30 peer-reviewed scientific publications cover topics from tiny shrews to tall Whooping Cranes, but throughout his career he has maintained his interest in birds of prey. He co-found the first Boreal Owls in New Mexico, and later co-developed a Northern Goshawk survey protocol. He has more than 800 hours of fixed-wing and rotor-wing aerial survey time for Golden Eagles and literally thousands of hours patiently watching at Peregrine Falcon sites or otherwise ground-checking raptor nests. For the last two decades he has monitored breeding Golden Eagles, Osprey, and Peregrine Falcons in northern New Mexico and Arizona for tribes or state and federal agencies. Recent work in eastern New Mexico has been related to wind power development and its impacts on birds of prey.

Contact Dale Stahlecker

Eagle Environmental Inc.
30 Fonda Rd.
Santa Fe, New Mexico  87508
Phone: (505) 466-3453


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