Detroit Audubon has two dedicated part-time staff members that work diligently to run our public education programs, in-class education programs, field trips, citizen science projects, bird population monitoring research efforts, and office administration.
Research Coordinator & Office Administrator
Now our Research Coordinator, Erin was our chief volunteer Black Tern Researcher in 2016. Erin grew up in California and enjoyed camping, backpacking and birding from a young age. She followed her passions and graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Conservation and Resource Studies, focusing on Wildlife Ecology and Management. She has extensive bird banding experience from her time managing MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship) stations in Yosemite National Park, Southern Oregon & Saipan with the Institute for Bird Populations (IBP) and Klamath Bird Observatory. Prior to moving to Michigan, Erin managed the North American and Pacific Island Bird Banding Programs as a Staff Biologist for IBP.
Terra, our former Program Coordinator, graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in Conservation Biology, a minor in Elementary Education, and holds two teaching certificates. At New York City Audubon she conducted the “Be A Good Egg” outreach program at public beaches about protecting shorebird nests. She also was lead summer counselor for a Massachusetts Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary. She researched the biomechanics of dragonfly flight at Harvard’s field station, conducted research on bird safe glass at the Bronx Zoo, and has bird banding experience. We are so grateful to Terra for all her hard work and determination taking Detroit Audubon’s social media presence and education and outreach efforts to the next level. Terra will be pursuing her Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture, but has still agreed to volunteer with Detroit Audubon, so we’re not saying ‘Goodbye’ just yet!