Nils Warnock is currently the Director of Conservation Science at Audubon Canyon Ranch in the Bay Area of California. Nils is a Fellow of the American Ornithological Society and has over 30 years of experience pertaining to the ecology and conservation of Pacific Flyway birds, especially shorebirds. He has a PhD in Ecology from the University of California at Davis and San Diego State University. Nils started his ornithological career at what was then the Point Reyes Bird Observatory (now Point Blue), serving for 10 years as the co-director of the wetlands division. Until recently, Nils was the executive director of Audubon Alaska and a vice president of the National Audubon Society (2010-2018). He lives in Marshall, California, with Sarah, a scientist, teacher, and mother of his son (Noah) and his daughter (Anna).