Blake Barbaree

Avian Habitat Ecologist

Ever since a childhood in four states with unique cultures and diverse ecosystems, I have been intrigued by interactions within the natural world, no matter how wild or developed.  I developed a keen interest in avian ecology over 20 years ago before joining Point blue in 2012 as an Avian Ecologist to advance the conservation of shorebirds and their habitats.

My work strives to better balance the needs of humans and healthy ecosystems.  My current projects include sandy beach and dune ecosystems working with Snowy Plovers at Monterey Bay, California, and international climate-smart partnerships while coordinating the Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey as part of the Migratory Shorebird Project.