Joan Walsh

Joan Walsh – Massachusetts Breeding Bird Atlas II

Joan Walsh is the Coordinator of the Massachusetts Breeding Bird Atlas 2, and has been working with Mass Audubon since 2006. Her interests are in the interaction between landscapes and bird communities, and in bird breeding behavior.

During the 1990s Joan was the Director of Research at New Jersey Audubon Society where she coordinated their first breeding bird atlas, directed hawk watch and sea watch projects, and developed a passionate interest in the shorebird and horseshoe crab conflict on the Delaware bayshore. Prior to life in the Garden State, Joan was a biologist on the Farallon Islands for Point Reyes Bird Observatory, completed graduate school at the University of Georgia, was an intern at Manomet, and was a 5 year veteran of the Great Gull Island Project for the American Museum of Natural History.

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