Grainger first saw arctic Peregrines on the Texas coast in the late 1950s, became a falconer, and wrote his Master's thesis on Peregrine migration in 1966. He received his doctorate in Zoology from the University of Texas in 1970 and has since conducted numerous field studies on the ecology of eagles and falcons. As a pilot, he radio-tracked them on long-distance migrations and conducted aerial surveys of ranging, survival, and habitat selection. After retiring from the Predatory Bird Research Group, University of California at Santa Cruz, he joined The Peregrine Fund in 2001 to serve as Senior Scientist for the California Condor and Aplomado Falcon restoration projects.
Grainger enjoys fishing, hunting, horseback riding, and archery. He has three children, Philo, Marybelle, and Brady, and his wife Terry is a biologist who shares his interest in raptors.
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