Brenda Zaun

Zone Biologist
9300 E. 28th Street
Yuma, AZ 85365
Phone:
928-345-4911
Email:
Brenda_Zaun at fws.gov
Refuges: Imperial NWR , Cibola NWR , Bill Williams River NWR , Havasu NWR, Kofa NWR
Landscape Conservation Cooperative: Desert LCC

 

Current Projects:

  • Ridgway’s rail recovery; survey data analyses
  • Feral swine eradication at Havasu NWR
  • Feral burro management on all refuges
  • Assessment of Potential Release Habitat for Masked Bobwhite Quail
  • Habitat restoration (wetlands, riparian, upland)
  • Compatibility Determinations
  • Updating Hunt Plans
  • Assessment of Conversion of Agriculture to Native Habitat
  • MSCP (Multi-Species Conservation Program)
  • Native fish recovery
  • Environmental contaminants
  • Endangered species

Education:
M.S., 1997, Arizona State University, Wildlife Conservation Biology
B.S., 1993, Arizona State University, Wildlife Biology

Publications:
Zaun, B.J., J.R. Barnett, C.D. Weise, L.A. Piest. 2014. Nesting of the Peregrine Falcon in the  Desert Southwest. Western Birds 45(2): 151-153.

W.W. Weathers and B. J. Zaun. 2010. Egg turning behavior and nest attentiveness of the endangered Hawaiian Goose on Kauai. Western Birds 41:2-9.get pdf

Zaun, B. J. , S. Sims, K. Batha, M. Knight, C. Welsh, C. Granholm, and K. Swindle. 2009. Case Study: Feather imping and rehabilitation of a Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda). J. of Wildlife Rehab. 79(2): 22-26.get pdf

Zaun, B. J. 2009. First modern record of the White-tailed Eagle in Hawaii. Western Birds 40:35-38.get pdf

Zaun, B. J. and W.W. Weathers. 2009. First record of egg retrieval by the Hawaiian Goose after attempted predation by a cat. Western Birds 40:39-42.get pdf

Young, L.C, B. J. Zaun, and E.A. VanderWerf. 2008. Successful same-sex pairing in Laysan albatross. Biology Letters (4) 323-325. get pdf

Harada, T., Deguchi, T., B. J. Zaun, R. Seabury Sprague, J. Jacobs. 2008. An artificial rearing experiment of Laysan Albatross chicks. J. Yamashina Inst. Ornithol (87-100).

Zaun, B.J. , K.A. King, C. Hurt, and H. Schotborgh. 2003. First record of white-faced ibis, Plegadis chihi, nesting in Arizona. Southwestern Naturalist, 48(1):130-131.get pdf

King, K.A, B.J. Zaun, H. Schotborgh, and C. Hurt. 2003. DDE-induced eggshell thinning in white-faced ibis: a continuing problem in western United States. Southwestern Naturalist, 48(3):356-364.get pdf

Andrews*, B.J. , J.D. Hoerath, and M. Sullivan. 1996. Vermilion flycatcher and black phoebe feeding on fish. Wilson Bull. 108(2):377-78.get pdf

The following environmental contaminant reports can be accessed here:

King, K.A., A.L. Velasco, J. Garcia-Hernandez, B.J. Zaun, J. Record, and J. Wesley. 2000. Contaminants in potential prey of the Yuma clapper rail: Arizona and California, USA, and Sonora and Baja, Mexico, 1998-1999. U.S. Fish and Wildl. Serv. Contam. Report, Phoenix Ecological Services Field Office, Arizona. April 2000. 21 pp.

King, K.A., Zaun, B.J., and A.L. Velasco. 1999. Contaminants as a limiting factor of fish and wildlife populations in the Santa Cruz River, Arizona. U.S. Fish and Wildl. Serv. Contam. Report, Phoenix Ecological Services Field Office, Arizona. October 1999. 57 pp.

Andrews*, B.J. , K.A. King, and D.L. Baker. 1997. Environmental contaminants in fish and wildlife of Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona. U.S. Fish and Wildl. Serv. Contam. Report, Phoenix Ecological Services Field Office, Arizona. May 1997. 65 pp.

Andrews*, B.J. and K.A. King. 1997. Environmental contaminants in sediment and fish of Mineral Creek and the middle Gila River, Arizona. U.S. Fish and Wildl. Serv. Contam. Report, Phoenix Ecological Services Field Office, Arizona. July 1997. 18 pp.

King, K.A. and Andrews*, B. J.. 1997. Environmental contaminants in ducks collected from wastewater treatment plant ponds, Nogales, Arizona 1996. U.S. Fish and Wildl. Serv. Contam. Report, Phoenix Ecological Services Field Office, Arizona. February 1997. 13 pp.

Andrews*, B.J. , K.A. King and D.L. Baker. 1995. Radionuclides and trace elements in fish and wildlife of the Puerco and Little Colorado Rivers. U.S. Fish and Wildl. Serv. Contam. Report, Phoenix Ecological Services Field Office, Arizona. December 1995. 20 pp.

King, K.A., D.L. Baker, C.T. Martinez, and B.J. Andrews*. 1995. Contaminants in potential aplomado falcon prey from proposed reintroduction sites in Arizona. U.S. Fish and Widl. Service Contam. Report, Phoenix Ecological Services Field Office, Arizona. December 1995. 22 pp.

*name formerly Andrews

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