Sarah Sargent
Erie Bird Observatory
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 14
Erie, PA 16505
phone: (814) 232-3300

Sarah Sargent spent over 10 years with Audubon Pennsylvania (a state office of National Audubon Society) developing and implementing bird conservation programs primarily in northwestern Pennsylvania. She runs a banding station at Presque Isle State Park, on the southern shore of Lake Erie, and has partnered with the park and others to help return the extirpated Great Lakes Piping Plover to this site. Her work included overseeing and revising the Important Bird Area program in Pennsylvania and developing materials for forest landowners on the habitat needs of forest breeding birds. She has previously conducted research on frugivory and seed dispersal by birds in South Carolina and Costa Rica.

B.S. (Biology) Swathmore College
M.S. (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) Cornell University
Ph.D. (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) Cornell University