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David Ziolkowski Jr.

Dave is a Wildlife Biologist at the USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center where he serves as the program ornithologist for the North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS). 

Dave has been actively involved in wildlife research for over 30 years, both in the U.S. and abroad, and has worked on myriad topics spanning the fields of ecology, evolutionary biology, biogeography, toxicology, and population monitoring.  He works to strengthen coordination and management of the scientifically rigorous, citizen-science based BBS, including building research and multi-level inter-agency partnerships, strategic planning, project management of web-enabled database applications, and quality engagement with thousands of highly-skilled volunteer observers.  He is a recognized expert on birds and birdlife as well as in many other areas of natural history.