Kimberly Kaufman

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About me

Gender Female
Industry Environment
Occupation Author, Administrator, Educator
Location Oak Harbor, Ohio, United States
Introduction Kimberly Kaufman is an Ohio native whose lifelong love of the outdoors grew into a passion for birds in the 1990s. She monitored nesting Bald Eagles for the Ohio Division of Wildlife and ran bluebird trails before she began banding migrant songbirds for the Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO). Kim's involvement with BSBO grew as she became the observatory's education director in 2005 and then executive director in 2009, a position she still holds. Kim was instrumental in starting the highly successful Ohio Young Birders Club, a group for teenagers that has served as a model for youth programs in many other states, as well as The Biggest Week In American Birding, a spring event that has rapidly become one of the largest birding festivals on the continent. In 2015, Kimberly received the American Birding Association's Chandler Robbins Award for significant contributions to bird education and conservation. She serves on the board of directors of the American Bird Conservancy and is Chair of the Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative. Kimberly is a contributing editor to Birds and Blooms magazine and coauthor of the Kaufman Field Guides to Nature of New England and Nature of the Midwest.
Interests Birds, natural history, travel, music, Kenn!!
Favorite Movies A Birder's Guide to Everything, Last of the Mohicans
Favorite Music I appreciate just about any kind of music, but I do have a special place in my heart for 80's rock.
Favorite Books Kingbird Highway, One Thousand and One Gems, Guia de campo a las aves de Norteamerica, Islands in the Stream