Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Idaho
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Idaho Staff Member


Eamon Harrity

Eamon Harrity

Research Associate
Email: eharrity@uidaho.edu

Education

  • BS University of Vermont 2011

Biography

I received a B.S in Environmental Sciences from the University of Vermont in 2011 and spent the following 4 years exploring the field of wildlife biology through seasonal research positions. My current research focuses on the dispersal behavior of juvenile Yuma Ridgway’s Rails (Rallus obsoletus yumanensis).

Research Publications Publication Date
Harrity, E.J., B.S. Stevens, and C.J. Conway. 2020. Keeping up with the times: mapping range-wide habitat suitability for endangered species in a changing environment. Biological Conservation 250:108734. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108734 September 2020
Harrity, E. J., and C. J. Conway. 2020. Satellite transmitters reveal previously unknown migratory behavior and wintering locations of Yuma Ridgway’s Rails. Journal of Field Ornithology 91:300-312. doi: 10.1111/jofo.12344 September 2020
Harrity, E. J., and C. J. Conway. 2020. Noose carpets: a novel method to capture rails. Wildlife Society Bulletin 44:15-22. doi: 10.1002/wsb.1068 January 2020
Harrity, E. J., and C. J. Conway. 2019. Novel parasite infestation on an endangered marsh bird. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 131:139-146. doi: 10.1676/18-55.1 May 2019
Project Completion Date
Dispersal behavior of Yuma Ridgway's Rail September 2020
Presentations Presentation Date
Sawyer, K., C. J. Conway, T. Katzner, and E. J. Harrity. 2021. Abundance, connectivity, and seasonal movements of Light-footed Ridgway’s Rails (Rallus obsoletus levipes)<i> </i>Light-footed Ridgway’s Rail Recovery Team meeting. Webinar. 12 Mar 2021. March 2021
Harrity, E., and C.J. Conway. 2020. Marsh birding: In search of the Yuma Ridgway's rail. Audubon Society, Phoenix Chapter. Phoenix, AZ. Webinar. 16 April 2020. April 2020
Harrity, E., and C.J. Conway. 2019. Remotely-sensed metrics identify range-wide habitat suitability of an endangered marsh bird. Joint Meeting of The Wildlife Society and the American Fisheries Society, Reno, NV. 1 Oct 2019. October 2019
Harrity, E., and C. J. Conway. 2019. Annual migration patterns and range-wide habitat suitability models Yuma Ridgway’s rails. Southern Nevada Office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Las Vegas, Nevada. 15 May 2019. May 2019
Harrity, E. J., and C. J. Conway. 2018. Migration and dispersal movements of Yuma Ridgway’s rails: implications for solar facilities. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Palm Springs, CA. 29 Oct. 2018. October 2018
Harrity, E. J., and C. J. Conway. 2018. Do solar facilities in the southwestern U.S. pose a threat to Yuma Ridgway’s rails? Arizona Field Ornithologists. Ajo, AZ. 27 Oct. 2018. INVITED. October 2018
Harrity, E. J, and C. J. Conway. 2020. Annual migration patterns and range-wide habitat suitability models for Ridgway’s rails. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seminar series. Palm Springs, CA. webinar. 9 Nov 2020. November 2020
Harrity, E. 2018. The majestic great blue heron. Nez Perce National Historical Park. Year of the Bird Celebration. Nez Perce County, ID. 3 Mar 2018. March 2018
Conway, C.J., and E. Harrity. 2018. Are solar facilities in the southwestern U.S. a threat to Yuma Ridgway's rails? Special Symposium: Avian-solar interactions: Understanding and responding to impacts on birds of an emerging clean-energy industry. American Ornithological Society. Tucson, AZ. 12 Apr 2018. April 2018
Conway, C.J., and E. Harrity. 2017. Fire as a tool for improving habitat quality of wetland-dependent birds in the southwestern U.S. Annual Meeting of the Association of Fire Ecology. Orlando, FL. 30 Nov 2017. November 2017
Technical Publications Publication Date
Harrity, E. J., and C. J. Conway. 2018. Dispersal and migration behavior of Yuma Ridgway’s rails. 2018 Annual Report. Wildlife Research Report #2018-1. Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Moscow, ID.  November 2018