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Chris Martin

Host, Something Wild

Chris Martin has worked for New Hampshire Audubon for close to 35 years as a Conservation Biologist, specializing in birds of prey like Bald Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, and Northern Harriers.

Prior to that he climbed to eagle nests in Alaska's Katmai National Park, counted seabirds near the Aleutian Islands, coordinated Peregrine Falcon restoration at Lake Superior’s Isle Royale, and studied how a southern Indiana forest responded after a devastating tornado.

Since moving from the Midwest to New Hampshire in 1990, Martin has worked with colleagues at New Hampshire Fish and Game, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service, and other agencies to recruit and train volunteer wildlife observers. He has advised electric utilities on how to provide safe nest sites for Ospreys, partnered with rock climbers to collect Peregrine Falcon eggs to monitor contaminants, and studied New Hampshire's only breeding population of American Pipits above treeline on Mt. Washington.

Martin received an Environmental Merit Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Boston in 2006 for outstanding efforts in preserving New England's environment. “I love motivating folks to document what's happening with birds in the Granite State, and helping them hone their wildlife-watching skills. That's one of the reasons why contributing to Something Wild is so much fun.”

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