WYOBIRD is The Wyoming Bird Initiative for Resilience and Diversity based out of the University of Wyoming. Our mission is to advance knowledge, appreciation, and conservation of birds locally and globally and we achieve this by conducting novel research on birds, training a new generation of scientists, and sharing science through public outreach.
WYOBIRD seeks to understand how birds respond to a changing world and to build resilience in the field of ornithology. We promote all aspects of diversity, from the diversity of avian species and research approaches to the people conducting research.
Traditional university coursework often does not include a field component yet students often need basic field skills to secure employment or advanced degrees (MS or PhD). With WYOBIRD we support avian research at the University of Wyoming, while offering internships, workshops, and outreach activities that expose students to field and quantitative methods used to study and conserve birds.