John S. Castrale

Dr. John S. Castrale is a nongame wildlife biologist for the Division of Fish and Wildlife at the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. He has statewide responsibilities for programs dealing with nongame and endangered birds. Primary projects have included restoration of peregrine falcons, bald eagles, and osprey; management of least terns, black terns, and sandhill cranes; surveys of barn owls, loggerhead shrikes, and colonial waterbirds; and completion and publication of the Indiana Breeding Bird Atlas. Additionally he is the state coordinator for the USGS Breeding Bird Survey and state contact for national and regional bird conservation plans.  John has written numerous scientific publications and has professional affiliations with leading aviary and ecology organizations.  John received his Ph.D. in zoology from Brigham Young University and his undergraduate degree from Purdue University.