R. Stratton Hatfield


Stratton Hatfield is with the Kenya Bird of Prey Trust and is a PhD student at Wageningen University and Research studying Martial Eagle ecology. He is an avid bird watcher and passionate conservationist with nine years of experience in the Mara.

Shiv Kapila


Shiv Kapila is one of Kenya's foremost raptor experts. He is extremely passionate about Martial Eagles and their conservation in Kenya. Shiv is a project advisor with Kenya Bird of Prey Trust. He leads the capturing and tagging of eagles.

Simon Thomsett


Simon Thomsett is one of Africa's foremost raptor experts. He is a project advisor with Kenya Bird of Prey Trust. His contributions to this project are numerous, but his knowledge of Martial Eagle behavior and his tree climbing skills are perhaps his most valued assets.

Antony Tira


Antony ole Tira is a professional guide in the Maasai Mara National Reserve at Matira Bush Camp. He brings to the team an unparalleled knowledge of the local community and the reserve.

Dr. Munir Z. Virani


Dr. Munir Virani is the vice president of the Peregrine Fund. He is a project director who has been working on raptor related research in Africa and Asia for over 20 years.

Dr. John J. Cox


Dr. John Cox is a professor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology at University of Kentucky. He is a project director with over 20 years of experience in vertebrate ecology, conservation, and management.

Lemein Par


Lemein Par if from Orkoroi in Narok County. He is a project coordinator and a research assistant with Kenya Bird of Prey Trust. He manages relationships with stakeholders and guests in the Mara. In the field, he monitors raptor breeding sites and locates prey remains to ground-truth transmitter data.

Eric Ole Reson


Eric ole Reson is from the Suswa region of Narok county. He is a PhD student studying vultures and community attitudes towards poisoning. He also works for the Peregrine Fund and with the Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association as Chief Programs Officer and is a conservation leader in the region. 

Dr. Ralph Buij

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Dr. Ralph Buij is a research scientist at Wageningen University and is the Africa director for the Peregrine Fund. He has over 15 years of experience studying African and European raptors.

Allison G. Davis


Allison Davis is a PhD student and Wildlife Technician at University of Kentucky. She analyses transmitter data to describe raptor behavioral ecology, and she enjoys using data visualization tools to reveal and explain patterns.

Dr. Peter Njoroge

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Dr. Peter Njoroge is the head of the ornithology department at the National Museum of Kenya. He is a project director that brings a wealth of experience to our team.

Dr. Frank van Langevelde


Dr. Frank van Langevelde is the chair of the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation group at Wageningen University and Research. He has over 30 years of experience studying ecology, conservation, and management.