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About Rebecca

Rebecca Heisman joined the American Ornithological Society as their full-time Communications Specialist in fall 2018 after several years as a freelance science writer and communicator. She continues to write essays about humans and nature and give the occasional talk in addition to her current full-time role.

Rebecca has worked in wildlife biology and environmental education as well as science communication — fields that have taken her to the prairies of Saskatchewan, the Australian Outback, the barrier islands of Georgia, and Wisconsin’s North Woods. Currently she’s working on filling her backyard in Walla Walla, Washington, with bird-friendly native plants. Find her on Twitter as @r_heisman.