Biography

Bridget Stutchbury is a professor at York University, Toronto. She completed her M.Sc. at Queen’s University and her Ph.D. at Yale, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Institution. Since the 1980s, she has followed songbirds to their wintering grounds in Latin America and back to their breeding grounds in North America to understand their behavior, ecology and conservation. Her latest research uses “geolocators” to track the amazing migratory journeys of Wood Thrushes, Purple Martins and Red-eyed Vireos. She serves on scientific advisory committees for Wildlife Preservation Canada and Earth Rangers. She is author of Silence of the Songbirds (2007 finalist for the Governor General’s Award) and The Bird Detective (April 2010).

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