Dan Strickland - Gray Jay Research in Algonquin Provincial Park
Dan Strickland

Gray Jay Research in Algonquin Provincial Park


Dan Strickland has been studying Gray Jays since 1967. He obtained a Master's of Science degree from the University of Montreal where his research focused on Gray Jays in Parc de la Verendrye in southwestern Quebec. From 1970 to 2000, Dan was the Chief Park Naturalist in Algonquin Provincial Park. Retirement has allowed him to spend more time on the Park Gray Jay study, now one of the world's longest-running investigations of a population of colour-banded birds.

Dan Strickland's many outstanding achievements over the years spent in Algonquin Park, include the development of the Algonquin Park Visitor Centre, and the Park's popular publication program.

Research Facility
Dan Strickland bases his research out of the Algonquin Park Visitor Centre and his home just west of the Park.

Suggested Reading
Educators: Learn more about Algonquin’s habitats, download readings and worksheets from the Educator Resources section of the Web Site, or you may also learn more through the following publications:

Birds of Algonquin Provincial Park
Many visitors to Algonquin Park are unaware that it offers a unique opportunity for seeing and hearing the birds of Ontario. This book will introduce you to the main habitats of the Park and to many of the common species, 77 in all. Through colour photographs and short accounts we hope to encourage you to discover and enjoy them for yourself.

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Checklist and Seasonal Status of the Birds of Algonquin Provincial Park
Newly revised 2004 edition. This publication features a list of all of the bird species that have been recorded within Algonquin Park, as well as their status (e.g. common, uncommon, rare) and the time of year when they are normally found. There is also information on specific sites to go birding and to find some of Algonquin's specialties.

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