Joanna Eckles

Joanna has watched, studied and worked with and on behalf of birds all her life. She received her Bachelor's degree in Wildlife Science at Cornell University and her Master's degree in Conservation Biology at the University of Minnesota. She comes to ABC with over 30 years of experience working for the Minnesota Zoo (training birds and presenting public programs), The World Parrot Trust (membership, writing and editing), Audubon Minnesota (developing window collision and Bird City programs), and The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota (managing and training ambassador raptors and presenting programs). Joanna is known for her expertise related to bird-window collisions as well as her knowledge and collaborative skills working with communities to increase habitat, reduce threats and engage people in birding and conservation – perfect for helping to coordinate Bird City across the Americas.