Chris Wood and Jessie Barry

Chris Wood, Jessie Barry – Learning & Recording Bird Songs

Chris Wood is Project Leader for eBird at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

Chris began birding at age five and still gets into the field enough to make the rest of the Cornell staff jealous. His primary interests include bird distribution, identification, vocalizations and conservation throughout the Americas.

In addition to his work at the Lab, Chris leads birding tours for WINGS to the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Central America. He is a editor for the Colorado and Wyoming region of North American Birds and the departmental editor of the BIRDING photo quiz, as well as the online photo quiz for the American Birding Association. He has written and consulted on various books, popular, and scientific literature on North American birds. Before coming to the Lab, Chris was a research associate with Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory in Colorado.

Jessie Barry is Assistant Curator of Audio for the Macaulay Library, Cornell University.

Jessie’s first word was “duck” and she’s been working on a life list since age 10. Jessie was a young birder not long ago. Jessie joined the Cornell Lab in 2008, shortly after graduating from the University of Washington.

Growing up in a family of waterfowl hunters on the shore of Lake Ontario, Jessie has worked on bird research projects from Alaska to the Amazon. She also writes for various birding magazines and is a contributing author of National Geographic’s Complete Birds and Good Birder’s Don’t Wear White.

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