July 13, 2023 – Audubon Delta’s Coastal Stewardship Program

Caitlin Lil, Senior Program Manager of Coastal Stewardship, Audubon Delta

The northern Gulf Coast is home to many vulnerable bird species, such as Least Terns, Wilson’s Plovers, and Black Skimmers. Audubon Delta’s Coastal Stewardship Program has been active since the Deepwater Horizon disaster, starting in Louisiana and expanding to Mississippi a few years later. This presentation will introduce the challenges faced by coastal bird species and the dedicated work stewardship staff is doing to protect them. Plus, an added bonus on how the coasts connect to Arkansas’s migratory pathway!

Caitlin Lill, originally from Chicago, IL, is a lifelong bird watcher and conservation professional. She has a B.A. in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavioral Biology from Beloit College, a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from San Francisco State University, and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Public Policy from Northwestern University. She has a strong background in projects, budget, and staff management, having most recently utilized those skills while at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, where she was the Capital Development Coordinator for the Bureau of Parks and Recreation. Before that, she worked at the Urbana Park District in Illinois, administering restoration and infrastructure projects, park revitalization, and public education programming. Currently she is Audubon Delta’s Senior Program Manager of Coastal Stewardship, working across the northern Gulf Coast to protect vulnerable coastal species and the places they live.

7PM via Zoom