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Our Peeps: Pam Hunt

Dr. Pamela Hunt is NH Audubon’s Senior Biologist for Avian Conservation. She has been interested in birds since the tender age of 12, when an uncle took her to Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge in NJ. She went on to earn a B.S. in biology from Cornell University, M.A. in zoology from the University of Montana, and a Ph.D. from Dartmouth College in 1995. Pam came to NH Audubon in 2000 after five years as adjunct faculty at Colby-Sawyer College in New London. In her current position, she works closely with NH Fish and Game to coordinate and prioritize bird research and monitoring in the state, and also authored NH’s “State of the Birds” report. Specific areas of interest include habitat use by early successional birds (particularly whip-poor-wills), conservation of aerial insectivores (e.g., swifts and swallows), and the effects of events outside the breeding season on long-distance migrants. Pam also coordinated the “NH Dragonfly Survey,” a five-year project that mapped distributions of these insects throughout the state and remains active in the dragonfly field.

“As an academic at heart, I really appreciate the flexibility that my position at NH Audubon offers. I can dabble a little in multiple projects and prioritize them based on what the data tell me. At the same time, I enjoy the opportunities to educate the public on my work, whether in written form or as a presentation.”

Pam is a regular presenter of a variety of talks in our webinars. To hear more from Pam, explore our YouTube channel.