Jim Watson is a Wildlife Research Scientist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the lead researcher for statewide raptor studies. He has spent the last 40+ years studying raptors in the western United States and abroad. Jim has been employed by WDFW for 30 years, with his research focus including raptor population dynamics, migration ecology and management of raptors in human landscapes. He has deployed satellite PTTs and conducted spatial analysis of range use and migration on about 300 raptors , including bald and golden eagles, Buteos and Accipiters. Jim is presently using satellite telemetry to investigate the ranging behavior of resident raptors before and after wind turbine construction. He is also studying golden eagle movements related to lead contaminants and range-wide movement ecology of ferruginous hawks. Jim serves on the federal technical assistance team for golden eagles. Jim has an MS in Fish and Wildlife Management from Montana State University and a Bachelor's Degree from University of Colorado.