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