Cheryl Dykstra | An Island Press Author

Cheryl R. Dykstra

Cheryl R. Dykstra is an independent researcher and holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in wildlife ecology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. For the past 12 years, she has served as the editor-in-chief of The Journal of Raptor Research, an international, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the dissemination of information about birds of prey. She has spent 23 years leading raptor research projects, including an ongoing 20-year study of urban red-shouldered hawks. She has published more than 30 articles in peer-reviewed ornithological journals.

Urban Raptors

Ecology and Conservation of Birds of Prey in Cities

Raptors are an unusual success story of wildness thriving in the heart of our cities—they have developed substantial populations around the world in recent decades. But there are deeper issues around how these birds make their urban homes.