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Véronique Connolly

Chimney Swift Chimney Restoration Fund Coordinator

I first developed a passion for birds after being introduced to birdwatching at a nature summer camp as a teenager. I pursued undergraduate studies in biology and then studied the habitat preferences of Bicknell’s Thrush in southern Quebec as part of my Master’s degree at McGill University. During the next 20 years or so, I held various positions in the field of bird ecology and conservation with organizations such as the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Canadian Wildlife Service. These positions involved, among other things, conducting field studies, developing conservation plans, and work on species at risk recovery. I joined the Birds Canada team in 2022 as the coordinator of the Chimney Swift Chimney Restoration Fund. I am thrilled to be part of a team of people who share a passion for birds and who contribute to their appreciation and conservation in Canada.

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