Maureen Flannery (Moe)

  • Collections Manager
  • Ornithology & Mammalogy

Marine mammal data collection on Bay Area beaches

Co-evolution of quill mites (Syringophilidae) and their bird hosts

Birds of Southeast Asia

China Natural History Project

Ageing & sexing passerines using molt criteria





M.S., Ecology & Systematic Biology, San Francisco State University (2007)

B.A., Asian Studies, Certificate in Women's Studies, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (1991)


Professional Experience

August 2005 - Present: Collections Manager, California Academy of Sciences, Department of Ornithology and Mammalogy.

Professional Experience: February 2002 - August 2005: Curatorial Assistant, California Academy of Sciences, Department of Ornithology and Mammalogy.

October 2002 - Present: China Natural History Project, Bird & Mammal biodiversity survey of Gaoligongshan Region, Yunnan Province, China.

November 1998 - February 2002: Terrestrial Program Biologist, Point Reyes Bird Observatory (PRBO). Projects: Palomarin Field Station Manager; Breeding Bird Project, Biomonitoring Program; Landbird inventory of the National Parks of the San Francisco Bay Area; Landbird inventory of the Marin Municipal Water District; Assessment of wildlife response to tanoak die off in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area; Conservation of Neotropical migratory birds in riparian habitat, Parkflight project; Landbird inventory and checklist of the birds of East Park Reservoir; Landbird migration monitoring at the Salton Sea; Golden Gate National Recreation Area Breeding bird monitoring.

May 1998 - August 1998, August 1999: Field Biologist Intern Field Technician, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, St. Lazaria Island, AK; Population, phenology and productivity of nesting seabirds.


Professional Services

2001 Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections planning committee, Birding trip leader – Pepperwood Preserve, 2002 International Partners in Flight Workshop Planning Committee. Coordinator and Trainer, PRBO Landbird Monitoring Training Courses and Advanced Landbird Identification Workshops.


Professional Development

OWCN – oiled wildlife processing certification, 2009

Wilderness First Responder/CPR certified January 2002.

North American Banding Council (NABC) Bander and Trainer certification 2000/2001.


Professional Affiliations

Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections

Golden Gate Audubon Society

PRBO Conservation Science

Acarological Society

American Ornithologist's Union

Oriental Bird Club

Bochkov, A. V., M. E. Flannery, and G. S. Spicer. 2009. Mites of the genus Torotrogla (Prostigmata: Syringophilidae) from North American passerines. Journal of Medical Entomology 46(2):183-197.

Skoracki, M., M. E. Flannery, and G. S. Spicer. 2009. New data on systematics of the quill mites of the genus Syringophiloidus Kethley, 1970 (Acari, Syringophilidae) from North American birds. Acta Parasitologica 54(1):64-72.

Skoracki, M., M. E. Flannery, and G. S. Spicer. 2008. Quill mites of the genus Syringophilopsis Kethley, 1970 (Acari: Syringophilidae) from North American birds. Folia Parasitologica 55:291-300.

Flannery, M. E. 2007. Cospeciation between quill mites (Acari: Syringophilidae) and their passerine bird hosts. M.S. Thesis, San Francisco State University, San Francisco. viii; 44 pp.

Flannery, M. E., S. L. Guers, T. Gardali, N. Nur, and G. R. Geupel. 2004. Landbird migration at the Salton Sea: the value of desert riparian habitat, Pages 106-115 in  W.D. Shuford and K.C. Molina (eds.), Ecology and Conservation of Birds of the Salton Sink: An Endangered Ecosystem.

Holmes, A. L., M. E. Flannery, and G. R. Geupel. 2003. The Effects of Saltcedar (Tamarix spp.) on Resident Songbirds in Riparian Habitats of the Salton Sea, Pages 65-71 in  P.M. Faber (ed.), California Riparian Systems: Processes and Floodplains Management, Ecology, and Restoration. 2001 Riparian Habitat and Floodplains Conference Proceedings, Riparian Habitat Joint Venture, Sacramento, CA. .

Flannery, M., and T. Gardali. 2000. Incomplete first prebasic molt in the Wrentit. Western Birds 31:249-251.

Flannery, M. E. 1999. California Partners in Flight oak woodland conservation plan, Oak Titmouse species account.

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