Roberta Swift

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Seabird Biologist

911 NE 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97232
United States

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About Roberta Swift

Roberta is currently the Seabird Coordinator for the Office of Migratory Birds in the Pacific Region. This position involves coordinating and communicating about projects and actions that conserve seabirds and other migratory birds including research, monitoring, management, regulation, and policy development as well as permit reviews. Even though her work focuses on seabirds now, Roberta's experience runs the gamut as she has worked with many taxa in a variety of landscapes over her 30-year career in biology: plants, small mammals, marine mammals, waterbirds, wading birds, waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors and stream fish in Alaska, Hawaii, Texas, Delaware, Oregon, and many points in between. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Ecology from University of Virginia and a Master's degree in Wildlife Science from Oregon State. Outside of work, Roberta enjoys making her own habitat safe and attractive for wild birds by providing shelter and food through native plant landscaping, providing nest boxes, and sharing information about why it's so important for both birds and pets to keep cats indoors.

Areas of expertise
Seabird biology, conservation
Native terrestrial plants

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