Montana Audubon, in partnership with Last Chance Audubon is pleased to announce Tiffany Kersten as the keynote speaker for the 2024 Wings Across the Big Sky Birding Festival!

Birdie Big Year: Elevating Women Birders

Tiffany Kersten didn’t set out to do a Big Year, but after a series of unanticipated and serendipitous events, she suddenly found herself amidst one. As a sexual assault survivor, she spent 2021 traveling to all corners of the Lower 48 States, tallying birds and gifting personal safety alarms to women she met along the way. Her goal was to see 700 species, and to raise awareness of women’s safety in the outdoors. She ended up surpassing her goal and setting a new record, of 726 species. In her presentation, Tiffany will lead us through the fear, empowerment, struggles, and healing that all played vital roles in the personal growth she experienced on this wild adventure.

Learn more about Tiffany and Nature Ninja Birding Tours on her website:

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