About James Vellozzi
James Vellozzi has been photographing birds and wildlife since 2000. James likes to focus much of his photography on avain subjects especially passerines in controlled settings. He graduated from Rutgers University with a science degree in Natural Resource Management and Ecology. Since then James has worked as a field biologist for several conservation organizations including the National Park System. He has also worked as an ornithologist for the Wildlife Conservation Society in the greater New York area. James is currently employed as a public school teacher teaching high school students biology and geography.
James first discovered his passion for ornithology and natural sciences as a child when he found his first Robin nest at the age ten. Since then he has learned to master bird vocalizations, ecology and identification of nearly all North American bird species. James also continues to work as a consultant with Fordham University as a lab technician conducting assisting research in vector ecology associated with mosquitoes and ticks. In 2006 James made the first historical breeding record of Northern Saw Whet owl in Westchester County, NY. This discovery made the front page newspaper and featured three of his owl photos.
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- Westchester / Rockland Journal News, May 2006
- Metropolitan Conservation Alliance, WCS. Tech paper series 13 and web site. 2006
- New England Journal of Medicine, Early Lyme Disease, 2006