Dr. Bob Kennedy is a Senior Research Fellow at the Maria Mitchell Association on Nantucket, and a Scientific Advisor to the Harbor Conservancy in New York. He graduated from the College of William & Mary with a BA in 1970 and an MA in 1971, and from Louisiana State University with a Ph.D. in 1977. He has held academic positions at Oklahoma State University, Washington State University, Yale University, University of Cincinnati, Harvard University and University of Massachusetts Boston. He has published over 50 scientific and popular articles on birds, including the definitive A Guide to the Birds of the Philippines published in 2000 by Oxford University Press. He is an Elective Member and Fellow of the American Ornithologists’ Union. He began his studies of Ospreys in 1970 completing his Master’s Thesis on the Ospreys of Tidewater Virginia, and has continued his research interest in Ospreys particularly over the past 10 years on Nantucket. He has previously satellite tracked two Ospreys from Nantucket with colleague Dr. Rob Bierregaard.