Jared is a Pennsylvania native that began birding while he was an undergraduate and decided to shift his undergraduate focus to study and work with birds. He spent several years travelling the eastern and central US and Canada to conduct fieldwork on a wide variety of species from breeding Golden-winged Warblers to wintering Yellow Rails.
Jared completed his Master’s research on Clapper Rail survival rates and projecting rail population size with sea-level rise predictions on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He continued for several years in Mississippi to manage projects aiming to assess year-round coastal marsh bird populations and demographics.
Jared now lives in the Albany area and serves as the Assistant Coordinator for the third Breeding Bird Atlas of NY.