Wading Bird Conservation: Engaging Zookeepers and Guests

Appeared September 2020
Published in Animal Keepers’ Forum

In Wading Bird Conservation: Engaging Zookeepers and Guests Global Field Program alum and zookeeper Myria Johnson describes the evolution of her avian studies — from a count of birds to a breakdown by species of the seasonal shifts in population of American white ibis and great egrets. From her research study, Johnson creates a guest interaction that teaches zoo guests about research methods, threats to wading birds, and avian conservation. Johnson’s article appears in the September issue of Animal Keepers’ Forum, a journal of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK). More about AAZK can be found at aazk.org.