October 30, 2013
We at Project FeederWatch are very excited to announce that we have a new Project Leader in the US! Dr. Emma Greig just recently took that reins and is enthusiastically heading up Project FeederWatch in the US.
Prior to joining the FeederWatch team, Emma was a postdoctoral associate in Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. While working with Macaulay Library, Emma studied behavioral ecology and evolution in Australian Fairy-wrens. Check out one of her recordings! Emma holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and has studied birds in Australia, Malaysia, and Hawaii, and recently taught a sound recording workshop in Brazil.
After nearly 11 years with FeederWatch, former project leader David Bonter has now taken on a broader supervisory role in the Lab’s Citizen Science program and is teaching more courses at Cornell University. He’s looking forward to enjoying FeederWatch from the perspective of a participant and is thrilled to welcome Emma to the team. According to David, “Emma brings a wonderful combination of a sharp, scientific mind, endless enthusiasm, and a keen interest in helping others learn about the natural world. FeederWatch could not be in better hands!”