Hannah Buschert spent her childhood visiting zoos, aquariums, and tide pools every weekend, but only started birding after taking an ornithology course while pursuing a Natural Resource Management degree at Oregon State University. After university, she worked as an interpretive ranger with Oregon State Parks and Texas State Parks and more recently with Florida Fish and Wildlife as the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail Coordinator. Hannah has since received a Master’s in Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Management and works to combine her love of wildlife recreation and tourism management in her current life in Cannon Beach, Oregon, USA managing a family-owned motel and working with local industry leaders to promote responsible, sustainable ecotourism.
She and her husband, Erik, love to travel, bird, and share their adventures on their podcast: Hannah and Erik Go Birding. They have participated in Christmas Bird Counts, birding festivals, scientific surveys, volunteered many hours, and bird competitions, including the Great Texas Birding Classic in which they are the reigning champions of the Human-Powered Big Day!
Participating in this year’s COTF fulfills one of her birding dreams and she is excited bird a new area of the world and share this amazing opportunity and important conservation work with others!