James F. Whatton
- Phone: (202)633-0801
- Fax: (202)633-8084
- E-mail: whattonj[at]si.edu
- Mailing Address:
Division of Birds
PO Box 37012, MRC 116
Washington, DC 20013-7012
- Shipping Address:
Division of Birds, E-601, MRC-116
10th and Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20560
Call for overnight shipping instructions.
Related Links - More information on Bird Strikes
Bird Strike Committee USA
FAA Airport Wildlife Hazard Mitigation
United States Air Force Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH)
United States Navy Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH)
B.S. (Biology/Wildlife Biology): Ball State University, 2007
Research Interests or Responsibilities
Responsibilities include the identification of feathers and feather fragments from bird/aircraft collisions (birdstrikes) that are submitted by the U.S. Air Force, the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Navy and others. My interests are broad and include natural history, migration, specimen preparation, and field work. I have previously worked in the Division of Mammals and am continuing work on Squirrels of the World, a book to be published in 2012.
Thorington, Richard W., Jr., Koprowski, John L., Steele, Michael A. and Whatton, James F. 2012
. Squirrels of the World
Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. 459 pages.
Dove, Carla J., Dahlan, Nor Faridah, Heacker, Marcy A. and Whatton, James F. 2010
. Using Whatman FTA cards to collect DNA for bird-strike identifications. Human-Wildlife Interactions
, 5(2): 218-223.
Complete List of Whatton's Publications and Downloadable PDFs