BCR 090: Joan Collins, Adirondacks

Joan Collins is President of the New York State Ornithological Association and Editor of New York Birders. She is also Vice-President of Northern New York Audubon, past President of High Peaks Audubon Society, and past member of the Board of Directors for the Audubon Council of New York State.

Joan is the President of Adirondack Avian Expeditions & Workshops, LLC, leads birding field trips year-round, is a New York State licensed guide, an Adirondack 46er, and has climbed all the Adirondack fire tower peaks. She is a frequent guest speaker and teaches classes on ornithology topics. Joan has published several journal, magazine, and newspaper articles on wildlife and conservation topics in various publications including New York Birders, Conservationist, and The Kingbird.

She authored several warbler species accounts, in addition to serving as a peer reviewer for The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in New York State. Mountain Lake PBS, Adirondack Explorer, and Adirondack Life magazine have featured pieces on Joan, and her regular birding segments with Todd Moe can be heard on North Country Public Radio.

Show Notes:

  • Where did birding lead you?
  • What are the advantages of ear birding
  • You are fascinated by bird sounds and their behaviors, including migratory behavior.
  • Dramatic changes in the Adirondacks from a warming climate.
  • The Adirondacks region is important for warbler breeding.
  • The annual census of the winter food crop.
  • Some of the effective conservation measures underway in the Adirondacks today.

Mentioned In This Episode:                                                                                              

Joan Collins Website: Adirondack Avian Expeditions

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