A studio for bird study

Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B – Towards Reconciliation of the four world bird lists: hotspots of disagreement in taxonomy of raptors

by Bryce W. Robinson

I was privileged to join a study, led by Chris McClure at The Peregrine Fund, published today Proceedings of the Royal Society B, that compares taxonomic concepts between the four world bird lists. Essentially, the purpose of our paper is to highlight disagreements between these lists so that researchers can pinpoint areas in need of study, and more clearly understand where taxonomic disagreements might impact conservation initiatives.

As you can see in the figure above, I contributed illustrations to the publication, including the Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) currently listed for sale to benefit the development of the Peregrine Fund’s Global Raptor Impact Network. The other illustrations included here are also a part of the GRIN project, and will be available for purchase soon.

Original gouache paintings for sale – Peregrine Falcon profile artwork for The Peregrine Fund’s Global Raptor Impact Network (GRIN)

by Bryce W. Robinson

I’ve been collaborating for some time now with The Peregrine Fund on a big data project they are launching – the Global Raptor Impact Network (GRIN). My role has been to illustrate species profile images for each of the world’s raptor species (raptors as defined in McClure et al. 2019, which comprises around 560-580 species, depending on the taxonomic list applied [see McClure et al. 2020] .

Now available are two original, 9×12″ gouache paintings on hardboard, or a limited edition (1 of 20) 11×14″ high quality, archival and signed giclee print of our very first design for this project, the iconic Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus).

This is an amazing way to help celebrate The Peregrine Fund’s 50th Anniversary as well as to help support the GRIN project.

Learn more about GRIN: https://globalraptors.org/grin/indexAlt.asp

Illustrating a Prairie Falcon: A tutorial for the Birds of Prey NCA Partnership’s Snake River Raptor Festival

by Bryce W. Robinson

Original watercolor painting available for purchase – Short-tailed Shearwaters (Ardenna tenuirostris)

by Bryce W. Robinson

I have made another original painting available for purchase – this 18×24″ watercolor painting of three Short-tailed Shearwater (Ardenna tenuirostris).

I painted this in 2018 for a paper I wrote, Unusual foraging observations associated with seabird die-offs in Alaska. Robinson et al. 2018 in Marine Ornithology. This painting also currently sits as the banner logo on the Ornithologi website.

If you love seabirds or shearwaters and are interested in this painting, you can purchase it in the shop.