Eric is a Biologist for the Steinhart Aquarium.
Briefly describe your job and your area of expertise. My primary area is providing daily husbandry for the Aquarium’s raptors, parrots, and passerines (songbirds). Our raptors are trained twice daily using positive reinforcement with the goal of having healthy and calm birds that are comfortable in a variety of situations. Our dynamic passerine collection includes about a dozen species in a walk-through neotropical rainforest exhibit.
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Selected Articles and Publications
Stein, A.C. and E. Hupperts. 2008. A recent sighting of ruddy crake (Laterallus ruber) in Costa Rica. Cotinga 30: 73-74.
Eric’s Suggested Reading:
“Birds of Tropical America” by Steven Hilty, 2005 (University of Texas Press)
“Song of the Dodo” by David Quamme, 1997 (Pimlico Press)
“Neotropical Companion” by John Kricher, 1999 (Princeton University Press)