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BSG Meeting – Oct 2023
October 4 @ 7:30 pm
What: Bird Study Group – Birds Canada!
When: Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Presenters: Andrea Gress and Amanda Bichel with Birds Canada
Join Andrea and Amanda as they speak to what and who Birds Canada is followed by what they both do there. Andrea will speak on behalf of the Ontario Piping Plover Conservation Program and their podcast “The Warblers”. Amanda will discuss key biodiversity areas in Alberta and provide some Alberta examples.
Andrea Gress: Andrea Gress (she/her) studied Renewable Resource Management at the University of Saskatchewan. She pivoted towards birds, after an internship in South Africa. Upon returning, she worked with Piping Plovers in Saskatchewan and now coordinates the Ontario Piping Plover Conservation Program for Birds Canada. She also hosts the Warblers Podcast for Birds Canada, where she sneaks plover related content into as many episodes as possible!
Amanda Bichel: I have a background in Environmental Studies and Biology, and have worked with birds, bats, soil, and water. Connecting with nature is what motivates me to work in conservation, and the hope that the next generation has the same (or better) opportunity to experience the beauty of nature I’ve enjoyed my whole life. My role is to coordinate the Key Biodiversity Areas Program for Birds Canada. I get to work with partners, experts, government, Indigenous Communities, and more on transitioning our Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas to KBAs. I am lucky to work with enthusiastic, dedicated people to identify the most important places for biodiversity in Canada. Identifying these amazing places is the first step to meaningful conservation.
LINK TO JOIN: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85613162957?pwd=q88iaTI6KpGb45DH4eL52ZGDZFDdhk.1