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Recent News Releases

Study: Oriole Hybridization Is a Dead End, August 3, 2020
Scientists say Baltimore and Bullock’s Orioles are not merging

New U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule undermines mission to protect birds, July 16, 2020
New rule counteracts FWS’s mission and does not simplify the regulatory environment for businesses

Birdwatchers Set World Records On Global Big Day, May 15, 2020
Socially distanced, more people reported birds in a single day than ever before

World Migratory Bird Day is May 9, May 5, 2020
Here’s how you can celebrate and help birds right from home

Birds Are Coming Through: Time to Switch Off the Lights, April 16, 2020
Turn off non-essential lights to protect birds during spring migration

Join “Lights Out Texas” to Protect Migratory Birds, April 16, 2020
New study is testing light reduction strategies

Make Backyard Discoveries With the Free Merlin Bird ID App, April 9, 2020
Noticing more birds while you’re at home? Learn their names with Merlin

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  • Robyn Bailey

    Project Leader, NestWatch

    Nesting Biology • Nest and Egg Identification • Nest Boxes • Citizen Science
  • Jessie Barry

    Program Manager

  • David Bonter

    David Bonter

    Director, Citizen Science

    Citizen Science • Avian Ecology • Foraging Ecology
  • Kathi Borgmann

    Kathi Borgmann

    Communications Coordinator

    Science Communication • Bird Identification • Breeding Biology • Avian Conservation • Bird Song • Wildlife Restoration Ecology
  • Christopher Clark

    Senior Scientist; Professor

    Acoustic Ecology • Behavioral Ecology • Bioacoustics • Animal Communication • Bio-engineering
  • André Dhondt

    André Dhondt

    Director, Bird Population Studies

    Disease Ecology • Population Ecology • Behavioral Ecology • Evolutionary Ecology • Conservation Biology
  • Charles Eldermire

    Charles Eldermire

    Bird Cams Project Leader

  • Andrew Farnsworth by Lindsay France

    Andrew Farnsworth

    Research Associate

    Bird Migration • Aeroecology • Bioacoustics • Radar Ornithology • Climate Change
  • John Fitzpatrick

    Executive Director

    Administrative Oversight • Fundraising • Board Relations • Conservation Science • External Communication
  • Emma Greig

    Project Leader

    Behavioral Ecology
  • Wesley Hochachka

    Wesley Hochachka

    Assistant Director, Bird Population Studies

    Population Ecology • Citizen Science • Ecological Informatics • Disease Ecology
  • Marshall Iliff

    Project Co-Leader

    eBird • Status and Trends • Migration • Species Distribution • Taxonomy
  • Holger Klinck

    Holger Klinck

    Director, Bioacoustics Research Program

  • Frank La Sorte

    Frank La Sorte

    Research Associate

    Bird Migration • Climate Change • Urbanization • Biogeography • Macroecology
  • Irby Lovette

    Irby Lovette

    Fuller Professor of Ornithology

  • Kevin J. McGowan

    Project Manager, Distance Learning in Bird Biology

    Crows • Behavioral Ecology • Ornithological Trivia • Bird Identification • Translating Science to General Audiences
  • Tina Phillips

    Tina Phillips

    Assistant Director

    Citizen Science • Evaluation • Learning • Social Science
  • Karen Purcell, 2019

    Karen Purcell

    Project Leader

  • Aaron Rice

    Aaron Rice

    Principal Ecologist

    Bioacoustics • Conservation Biology • Fish Biology • Marine Ecology • Animal Behavior
  • Amanda Rodewald

    Amanda Rodewald

    Senior Director, Conservation Science

  • Ken Rosenberg

    Ken Rosenberg

    Applied Conservation Scientist

    Bird Habitat • Conservation • Sustainability
  • Viviana Ruiz Gutierrez by Dave Burbank

    Viviana Ruiz Gutierrez

    Quantitative Ecologist

    Applied Population Ecology • Conservation Science • Quantitative Ecology • Tropical Ecology and Conservation
  • Edwin Scholes

    Birds-of-Paradise Project Leader

    Birds-of-Paradise • Audiovisual Media • New Guinea Ornithology • Evolutionary Biology
  • Mya Thompson

    Mya Thompson

    Co-Director for Engagement in Science and Nature

    Online Learning • Instructional Design • Media Production • Environmental Education • Animal Communication • Science Communication
  • Nancy Trautmann

    Nancy Trautmann

    Director, Education

    Curriculum Development • Professional Development for K-12 Educators • Research on Learning Outcomes for Teachers and Students
  • Mike Webster

    Mike Webster

    Director, Macaulay Library

    Animal Behavior • Animal Communication • Evolution • Bird Song • Breeding Biology
  • Peter Wrege

    Peter Wrege

    Project Leader

    Behavioral Ecology • Bioacoustics • Acoustic Monitoring • Elephant Behavior and Conservation


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