I love birds and I love writing. I’ve contributed to the publications of the Audubon Society, the American Bird Conservancy, and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and I worked for the American Ornithological Society for five years, first as an independent contractor managing publicity for their science journals and then as their first full-time communications staffer. Currently I’m working on my first book, which will tell the epic scientific story of how we know what we know about bird migration. To get updates on that project and more via email, join my mailing list here.
I have worked in wildlife biology and environmental education as well as science communication — fields that have taken me to the prairies of Saskatchewan, the Australian Outback, the barrier islands of Georgia, and Wisconsin’s North Woods. When I’m not writing or running around after my toddler, I’m gradually filling my backyard in Walla Walla, Washington, with bird-friendly native plants.