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I'm a biologist turned environmental journalist bird lover who studies birds in the wild and writes about those experiences. I have a Master's in Journalism News Editorial and a BSc in Biology and Environmental Science. My writing can be found in Defenders of Wildlife's Defenders Magazine, Sierra Club and Eugene Weekly alt-newspaper. I also keep a blog of my work with birds which can be found at

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