Dr. Rob Fergus Ph.D. Ornithologist


Dr. Rob

Dr. Rob Fergus is an ornithologist who specializes in urban bird conservation, urban ecology and human/wildlife interactions. 

He received his Ph.D. in urban bird conservation from the University of Texas at Austin.  After founding the Hornsby Bend Bird Observatory in Austin Texas, he created additional bird conservation programs and became the first executive director of the 2,500 member Travis Audubon Society. 

In 2004 he moved to suburban Philadelphia where he was the Senior Scientist for Urban Bird Conservation at the National Audubon Society until 2009.  In addition to researching and consulting on human/bird interactions in cities across the United States, Latin America, and Europe, Dr. Fergus currently teaches at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, and Rosemont College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Rob has teamed up with Bird-B-Gone to help answer your bird questions and help bridge the gap between the science of nature, and the nature of bird control.

Get answers on specific pest bird problems, bird habits, bird behavior and more.  Fill out the form below or email Dr. Fergus directly and he will email you a personalized response.

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