Birds of Pray
Meet the Team:
Shana Frankel is an amateur birder, professional farmer, and current Dorot Fellow in Israel. Most recently she ran her own farm, Ma Rabu Farm in rural Georgia. Before that she received her Masters degree in Social Work at the University of Michigan. As a current resident of Tel Aviv, she is focusing on ceramics, movement, and touring farms across Israel. She is more familiar with domesticated fowl than wild birds, but is still hopeful that her identification skills will land her team in first place. If she was a bird she’d be a Barn Owl.
Shmuel is an amateur birder, professional social worker, and current Dorot Fellow in Israel. Primarily active in the United States, he first fell in love with birds on a trip to Acadia National Park in Maine where he and his fiance saw an immature Piping Plover scurrying along the shore. He is excited to partake in the Champions of the
Flyway competition and will consider it a success if his amateur team finishes in anything but last place. If he was a bird he’d be a Eurasian Blackcap.
Michelle is an amateur birder, professional visual artist, and recently was a Dorot Fellow in Israel. Her knowledge of birds is somewhat limited as a beginner, however, she often is able to tell when there are birds around her. She hopes this will give her a great advantage in the Champions of the Flyway competition. She has already promised her parents that her team will finish in first place- so the pressure is on. If she was a bird she’d be a Sand Partridge.