Denali National Park and Preserve
4175 Geist Road
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709 United States
Carol McIntyre is a Wildlife Biologist with Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Carol started her career in Cape May,NJ where she participated in counts of migrating raptors and the Cape May raptor banding project. In 1985 she worked with Bill Clark and others on a new raptor banding program in Eilat, Israel. In 1985, she also headed to Alaska to study Peregrine Falcons and other birds along the upper Yukon River. Carol started studying the ecology of Golden Eagles and other birds in Denali in 1987. She has published the results of her studies in scientific journals and various books, and co-authored the BNA Golden Eagle species account and the book, Birds of Denali. Carol is an associate editor for the Journal of Raptor Research and serves on the Alaska Raptor Group steering committee. She was elected a Fellow of the American Ornithologists' Union in 2016. When she isn’t in the field studying birds, she's out on the trail with her husband Ray and their small team of very large Alaska sled dogs.
Check out this story from the Audubon Society about How Carol McIntyre Became a Rock Star Among Raptor Biologists.
The Peregrine Fund, Global Raptor Information Network
PhD Oregon State University, Wildlife Science
MS University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Wildlife Management
BS East Stroudsburge University
Areas of Interest
My research focuses on the factors that constrain survival and reproductive success of northern breeding raptors and how these birds respond to changes across their annual range. I am interested in gaining a better understanding of how northern breeding raptors respond to changes and events on their breeding grounds, migration corridors, and wintering areas, and how they respond to the cascading effects of climate change. Species of Interest include:
Great Horned Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Great Gray Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Great Horned Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Great Gray Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Steenhof, K., M.N. Kochert, C.L. McIntyre and J.L. Brown. 2017. Coming to terms about describing golden eagle reproduction. Journal of Raptor Research 51: 378-390.
Brown, J.L., B. Bedrosian, D.A. Bell, M.A. Braham, J. Cooper, R.H. Crandall, J. DiDonato, R. Domenech, A.E Duerr, T. E. Katzner, M. J. Lanzone, D.W. LaPlante, C.L. McIntyre, T.A. Miller, R.K. Murphy, A. Shreading, S.J. Slater, J.P. Smith, B.W. Smith, J.W. Watson and B. Woodbridge. 2017. Patterns of spatial distribution of golden eagles across North America: how do they fit into existing landscape-scale mapping patterns? Journal of Raptor Research 51: 197-215.
Schmidt, J.S., C.L. McIntyre, C.A. Roland, M.C. MacCluskie, and M.J. Flamme. 2018. Bottom-up processes drive reproductive success in an apex predator. Ecology and Evolution 2018; 00:1-9. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.3800
Schmidt, J.H., E.A. Rextad, C.A. Roland, C.L. McIntyre, M.C. MacCluskie, and M.J. Flamme. 2017. Weather-driven change in primary productivity explains variation in the amplitude of two herbivore population cycles in a boreal system. Oecologia. https://doi.org/10.
Mizel, J. D., J. H. Schmidt, C. L. McIntyre, and M. S. Lindberg. 2017. Subarctic-breeding passerines exhibit phenological resilience to extreme spring conditions. Ecosphere 8(2):e01680. 10.1002/ecs2.1680
McIntyre, C.L. and S.B. Lewis. 2016. Observations of migrating Golden Eagles in eastern interior Alaska offer insights on population size and migration monitoring. Journal of Raptor Research 50: 254-264.
Mizel, J. D., J. H. Schmidt, C. L. Mcintyre, and C. A. Roland. 2016. Rapidly shifting elevational distributions of passerine species parallel vegetation change in the subarctic. Ecosphere 7(3):e01264. 10.1002/ecs2.1264
Doyle, K.M., T.E. Katzner, G.W. Roemer, J.W. Cain, III, B.A. Millsap, C.L. McIntyre, S.A. Sonsthagen, N.B. Fernandez, M. Wheeler, Z. Bulut, P.H. Bloom and J.A. DeWoody. 2016. Genetic structure and viability selection in the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), a vagile raptor with a Holarctic distribution. Conservation Genetics July 2016.
McIntyre, C.L., and M.D. Paulson. 2015. What came first, the nest or the egg? An unusual golden eagle nest observed in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Journal of Raptor Research 49: 98-101.
Fackler, P.L., K. Pacific, J. Martin, and C. McIntyre. 2014. Efficient use of information in adaptive management with an application to managing recreation near golden eagle nesting sites. PLoS ONE 9(8): e102434. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0102434.
Schmidt, J.H., C.L. McIntyre, and M.C. MacCluskie. 2013. Accounting for incomplete detection: what are we estimating and how might it affect long-term passerine monitoring programs. Biological Conservation 160: 130-139.
McIntyre, C.L., and J.H. Schmidt. 2012. Ecological and environmental correlates of territory occupancy and breeding performance of migratory Golden Eagles Aquila chrysaetos in interior Alaska. Ibis 154:124-135.
Martin, J., P.L. Fackler, J.D. Nichols, M.C. Runge, C.L. McIntyre, B.L. Lubow, M.C. McCluskie, and J.A. Schmutz. 2011. An adaptive-management framework for optimal control of hiking near Golden Eagle nests in Denali National Park. Conservation Biology 25:316-323.
McIntyre, C.L., D.C. Douglas, and L.G. Adams. 2011. Movements of juvenile Gyrfalcons from western and interior Alaska following departure from their natal areas. Pp. 283-290 in R.T. Watson, T.J. Cade, M. Fuller, G. Hunt, and E. Potapov (eds.), Gyrfalcons and ptarmigan in a changing world. Vol. I. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID.
Martin, J., C.L. McIntyre, J.E. Hines, J.D. Nichols, J.A. Schmutz, and M.C. MacCluskie. 2009. Dynamic multistate site occupancy models to evaluate hypotheses relevant to conservation of Golden Eagles in Denali National Park, Alaska. Biological Conservation 142:2726-2731.
McIntyre, C.L., J.M. Withers, and N.J. Gates. 2009. Merlins (Falco columbarius) scavenge road-killed Snowshoe Hares (Lepus americanus) in interior Alaska. Journal of Raptor Research 43:254.
McIntyre, C.L., D.C. Douglas, and L.G. Adams. 2009. Movements of juvenile Gyrfalcons from western and interior Alaska following departure from their natal areas. Journal of Raptor Research 43:99-109.
McIntyre, C.L., D.C. Douglas, and M.W. Collopy. 2008. Movements of Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) from interior Alaska during their first year of independence. Auk 125:214-224.
McIntyre, C.L., and M.W. Collopy. 2006. Postfledging dependence period of migratory Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Auk 123:877-884.
McIntyre, C.L., M.W. Collopy, J.G. Kidd, and A.A. Stickney. 2006. Characteristics of the landscape surrounding Golden Eagle nest sites in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Journal of Raptor Research 40:46-51.
McIntyre, C.L., M.W. Collopy, and M.S. Lindberg. 2006. Survival probability and mortality of migratory juvenile Golden Eagles from Interior Alaska. Journal of Wildlife Management 70:717-722.
McIntyre, C., K. Steenhof, M.N. Kochert and M.W. Collopy. 2006. Long-term Golden Eagle studies in Denali National Park and Preserve. Alaska Park Science 5:42-45.
Brown, R.J., and C. McIntyre. 2005. New prey species documented for Northern Pike (Esox lucius): Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). Arctic 58:437.
McCaffery, B.J., and C. McIntyre. 2005. Disparities between results and conclusion: do Golden Eagles warrant special concern based on migration counts in the western United States? Condor 107:469-473.
McIntyre, C.L. 2002. Patterns in nesting area occupancy and reproductive success of Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, 1988-99. Journal of Raptor Research 36:50-54.
Kochert, M.N., K. Steenhof, C.L. McIntyre, and E.H. Craig. 2002. Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) in A. Poole, and F. Gill (eds.), The Birds of North America no. 684. The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
McIntyre, C.L., and L.G. Adams. 1999. Reproductive characteristics of migratory Golden Eagles in Denali National Park, Alaska. Condor 101:115-123.
McIntyre, C.L., and R.E. Ambrose. 1999. Raptor migration in autumn through the Upper Tanana River Valley, Alaska. Western Birds 30:33-38.
Britten, M.W., C.L. McIntyre, and M. Kralovec. 1995. Satellite radiotelemetry and bird studies in national parks and preserves. Park Science 15:20-24.
Young, D.D., Jr., C.L. McIntyre, P.J. Bente, T.R. McCabe, and R.E. Ambrose. 1995. Nesting by Golden Eagles on the north slope of the Brooks Range in northeastern Alaska. Journal of Field Ornithology 66:373-379.
Swem, T., C. McIntyre, R.J. Ritchie, P.J. Bente, and D.G. Roseneau. 1994. Distribution, abundance, and notes on the breeding biology of Gyrfalcons Falco rusticolus in Alaska. Pp. 437-444 in B.-U. Meyburg and R.D. Chancellor (eds.), Raptor conservation today. World Working Group on Birds of Prey, Berlin, and Pica Press, London.