Patrick received his M.S. degree in Raptor Biology during the summer of 2013 studying the effects of wind energy development on breeding Buteo hawks. Since that time, he has continued to be involved with raptors and wind energy issues.
In late 2013, he conducted post-construction fatality monitoring in north-central Oregon for Bionomics, Inc at one of the largest land-based wind energy projects in the world.
He is currently the Field Coordinator for a large-scale Golden Eagle study in California conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey and The Peregrine Fund. The goal of this work is to estimate the abundance of territorial pairs of Golden Eagles in the Diablo Range to better understand the the population-level impacts of high turbine-strike mortality from the nearby Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area.