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Steve Betchkal is the current President of Gaylord Nelson Audubon Society. An amateur ornithologist and master birder, Steve is the originator of the Martin Mart initiative, a veteran of four of Wisconsin’s 92 Breeding Bird Surveys, and he has hiked/camped/backpacked/traveled 46 U.S. states, Mexico, St. Lucia, Costa Rica, 43 National Forests, 77 National Wildlife Refuges, 58 National Parks, and four Canadian provinces in pursuit of wild birds. He lives in Eau Claire.
Brian M. Collins is a contract ornithologist, contributing to a variety of bird community studies for the Wisconsin DNR’s Natural Heritage Inventory and for various lake associations and land trust acquisitions. In the last seven field seasons he has walked over 800 miles of backcountry in pursuit of bird data within Wisconsin’s wild tracts of public land. In more than 1,400 surveys, he has collected data on more than 35,000 individual birds and more than 170 bird species. He lives in St. Croix Falls.
Robin Maercklein is a retired biologist for the National Park Service for the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. He has a master’s degree in biology, is an eBird reviewer for northwest Wisconsin, and is the Polk county coordinator for the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II. He lives in Amery.
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