Scott Wilbor, M.S., is an ecologist, conservationist and wildlife guide specializing in birds. Scott brings a recent 20+ year history of working in the U.S. Southwest as a conservation biologist, researcher, practitioner, coordinator, and director. Prior he worked as a wildlife and fisheries biologist in Alaska for 14 years, spanning the state from Southeast Alaska to the Arctic.
Scott’s expertise lies in “big picture” ecosystem conservation, landscape ecology, climate and biodiversity adaptation, river systems, and wildlife conservation. He uses geographic information systems (GIS) to make maps and tell stories for conservation, focusing his conservation efforts with local communities and collaborative conservation groups, engaging traditional and non-traditional stakeholders, and Native peoples. Scott has employed his geographic mapping skills with the National Geographic Visualization Lab, contributing to National Geographic’s Vital Signs of the Planet project, and with partners working to conserve Arizona’s wild lower San Pedro River watershed.
Scott has explored the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and conducted avian studies in Denali National Park for four years with the National Park Service. His research includes raptors, seabirds, shorebirds, passerine birds, as well as brown bears, salmon, and marine wildlife over the course of his career, in Kodiak Island, Prince William Sound, Tongass National Forest, Copper River Delta, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and throughout the Sky Island Region and deserts of Arizona. Scott initiated and coordinated Audubon’s Important Bird Areas Program in Arizona for 11 years. Scott enjoys nothing more than sharing his passion for nature with others who he hopes to inspire to protect our planet and its wild beings.