As a movement ecologist I integrate cutting-edge technology and traditional field research to understand how birds thrive and survive in an ever-changing world. By revealing how and why birds move the way they do I want to foster a greater appreciation for birds as cognitive and social beings. Drawing inspiration from contemporary science, I aim to develop innovative models for co-existence of humans and (migrating) birds.
Through this website I warmly invite you to join me in my journey to understand the natural world from a bird´s perspective.
Email: vansteelant [dot] wouter [at] gmail.com
Chamber of commerce: 66266858
Montagu´s Harrier Foundation (NL)
Research biologist (April 2017 - present)
Hawk Mtn. Sanctuary (PA, USA)
Guest Researcher (Feb 2017 - present)
University of Amsterdam (NL)
Guest Researcher (Jan 2016 - present)
Migrant Landbird Study Group (International)
Co-founder & Secretary (Apr 2014 - present)
Batumi Raptor Count (GEO)
Board member (Dec 2015 - present)
Research Coordinator (Jan 2014 - present)