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Birding in northern Ontario
Birding for Atlas-3 in Candidate Protected Areas
Join Kristen Setala, Ontario Nature’s Community Science Intern, as she shares stories about conducting surveys for the third Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas. As part of Ontario Nature’s Protected Places Campaign, Kristen partnered with several groups across the province to survey areas of conservation interest. From the Farabout Peninsula in northwestern Ontario to Wolf Lake in Greater Sudbury, you will hear about the significance of these areas, the groups working to protect them, and the birds that breed there.

Kristen is Ontario Nature’s Community Science Assistant, and a life-long bird lover. She grew up in Thunder Bay canoeing, hiking and camping – all of which she enjoyed this field season while conducting breeding bird surveys.

Kristen will be joined by Franco Mariotti, a Biologist and Naturalist. He has spent most of his life as a Science Communicator at Science North in Sudbury and while also involved with community environmental groups primarily focused on restoring the natural world.

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Kristen Setala
Community Science Assistant @Ontario Nature
Kristen joined Ontario Nature in November 2021. Kristen is a long-time bird lover from Thunder Bay who discovered her passion for the feathered friends while admiring Canada Jays at camp at a young age. She has an B.Sc. in biology from Lakehead University. Since graduating she has spent time volunteering at Thunder Cape Bird Observatory, working as a wildlife rehabilitation assistant at MARS Wildlife Rescue on Vancouver Island, and creating avian-inspired artwork. She is excited to share her passion with fellow birders and hopes to spark excitement in the bird-curious folks.
Franco Mariotti
Staff Scientist/Biologist @Science North
Franco Mariotti is a Biologist and Naturalist. He has spent most of his life as a Science Communicator at Science North in Sudbury and while also involved with community environmental groups primarily focused on restoring the natural world.