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Hilary's Big Year! Birding Teton Valley

Tue, Jun 13


Teton County Library

Hilary's Big Year! Birding Teton Valley

Hilary Turner, Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation. Photo Credit: Wes Timmerman

Time & Location

Jun 13, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM MDT

Teton County Library, 125 Virginian Ln, Jackson, WY 83001

About the event

This event will be LIVE--no zoom or recording.  Come join the flock!

Bird nerd Hilary Turner will give us an exciting bird-by-bird account of her record Big Year in Teton County, Idaho.

Hilary joined the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation team to help the organization continue to inspire community participation in its programs through education and outreach. She is excited bring her passion for wildlife biology, education, and outreach to the Jackson Hole area. Hilary was born and raised in Helena, MT, where early in life, she developed a strong love of nature, especially birds. She attended the University of Montana, graduating with a BS in Wildlife Biology and a minor in Spanish. After graduating, Hilary worked a variety of field jobs, including raptor monitoring on a wind farm in northcentral Montana, sagebrush songbird nest searching in western Wyoming, and hawkwatching at a spectacular Golden Eagle migration site near Helena. In 2017, Hilary was hired by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to collect roadkill data in eastern Idaho. Her job morphed into a full-time position that involved training volunteers and agency personnel on roadkill data collection and coordinating projects around the state. The highlight of her time at IDFG was a trip to Sacramento, where she participated as a panelist at the International Conference on Ecology and Transportation. When not working, Hilary can be found outside – birding, botanizing, or simply appreciating the stunning landscapes of eastern Idaho and western Wyoming.

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