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Sarah Kendrick

Missouri Department of Conservation
Sarah is a Missouri native who earned a master’s degree in fisheries and wildlife from the University of Missouri, focused on eastern wood-pewee breeding demography and winter bird populations in the Missouri Ozarks. Sarah performed avian survey data analysis for publication after graduation and worked with the Missouri Department of Conservation as an outreach and regulations coordinator. While in this position, Sarah was given freedom to integrate her passion for birds into her work, so she worked to develop a statewide birding trail. After partnering with a nonprofit, the Great Missouri Birding Trail was officially launched two years later. Sarah accepted the state ornithologist position in March 2017 and is continuing to grow the Great Missouri Birding Trail and expand birder outreach efforts to recruit birders with an emphasis on youth.