Caleb Gordon is an ornithologist and manager of WEST’s Texas-Oklahoma branch office in Houston, Texas. Broadly experienced and widely published in migratory bird ecology, he joined WEST in 2013 after five years of consulting and nine years of post-graduate experience in academia. He received a B. A. in Biology from Williams College in 1991, a Ph. D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona in 1999, and was a National Science Foundation International Postdoctoral Fellow based at the Instituto de Ecología, A. C. in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico during 2001. Caleb is an experienced bird bander, an avid birdwatcher, and a member of the American Ornithologist’s Union, the Cooper Ornithological Society, the Wilson Ornithological Society, and the Association of Field Ornithologists.
As a wildlife ecology consultant, Caleb specializes on bird risk and impacts from commercial scale development projects, particularly in the energy sector. One of Caleb’s focal areas is international environmental impact analysis. He is fluent in Spanish, and has managed a variety of wildlife research and impact studies for international development banks and private developers on energy development projects in Uzbekistan, Honduras, Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua and Latin America-wide. Another focal area for Caleb is offshore wind-wildlife studies. In this area, he has managed four large research projects for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM, USDOI), including WEST’s recent collision risk model for Red Knots at the proposed Cape Wind Offshore Wind Energy Facility, and has given numerous presentations at scientific, government, and commercial conferences in the United States and Europe.