About: Jennie Duberstein

Binocular: Leica 8x32 Ultravid HD

Spotting Scope: Leica APO-Televid 65 (angled)


Jennie Duberstein has spent her professional career working to protect birds and habitats across the United States and northwest Mexico. She has diverse skills and experience working as a field biologist and educator for a variety of organizations, including Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, and Prescott College. She has developed community-based conservation projects in the U.S.-Mexico border region, designed and taught courses and workshops on bird identification, ecotourism, and bird monitoring, and has studied species including Osprey, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Double-crested Cormorant, and wading birds. She has also worked with young birders for many years, directing summer camps, organizing conferences, and editing and managing young birder publications for the American Birding Association. Jennie received her B.S. in Wildlife Biology from Virginia Tech and her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona's School of Natural Resources and the Environment, where, in addition to her position with the SJV, she is currently adjunct faculty.

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