Please join us in welcoming Kim Savides as Georgia Audubon's new Sea Grant Fellow. The position is the culmination of a partnership between Georgia Audubon, the Jekyll Island Authority, and the Georgia Sea Grant.
Headquartered on Jekyll Island, Kim will build upon the work of of Sergio Sabat-Bonilla, our 2020-2021 Fellow, to further develop programs that engage and activate local communities, specifically the BIPOC communities of Glynn and McIntosh Counties, and develop a replicable, inclusive community strategy that brings conservation, birdwatching, and community science to the public. She will also participate in bird monitoring activities, including habitat monitoring, bird banding, and other field work.
Kim Savides is a field ornithologist and a Master’s student at Utah State University. She began her avian career as a field technician during her undergraduate degree and has moved around the country studying birds and their migrations, working with such species as the Black-throated Blue Warbler, Black Rosy-finch, and Lazuli Bunting, as well as at several bird banding stations. Her research has focused on combining information from new tracking technologies with more traditional survey methods to produce better and more complete views of birds’ full life histories. In her work, Kim has mentored budding ornithologists in the field and shared her passion for birds with the public through stewardship, education, and public engagement. She is looking forward to helping Georgia Audubon in continuing to develop our Coastal Program through new research, partnership, and outreach opportunities.
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