App (Beta) Launched
The Beta version of our app launched! It's used to collect all field data for the project!
Complete Year of Data
In September 2023 we completed a year of monitoring for 22 campus buildings!
UW Green Building Standards
Our data will be used to create friendly building standards for our campus, requiring new buildings to be bird-safe!
In November the team was interviewed for a video feature and article about our project!
Judy is a graduate student in the Built Environment Ph.D. program focusing on the impact of architecture and design on wildlife as an aspect of sustainable design. Judy’s graduate research will produce a system to evaluate a site's impact on wildlife and provide design solutions to mitigate adverse effects on local ecology. Judy holds an M.S. in Architecture from UW and a double B.A. in Fine Arts & Design and Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.
Kayla is a senior majoring in Environmental Studies and Chemistry with the goal of working in Sustainability postgraduate. She started volunteering in January 2023 and joined the project as the Volunteer and Field Research Assistant in June. She really enjoys learning fun facts about the birds on campus and helping to make UW a more environmentally friendly place. Outside of the project, Kayla enjoys hiking, tennis, and cheering on any Washington sports team. Her favorite bird is a chickadee.
Inspired by her love of crows and other corvids, Kenna transferred to the University of Washington in 2022 and made the decision to study wildlife. She is now currently a senior majoring in Environmental Science and Resource Management with a minor in Urban Ecological Design. Her passions include birds, urban ecology, and studying human-wildlife interactions. In addition to the bird-window collision project, she spends her time working in the Prugh lab as a research assistant for the urban carnivore project. When she’s not working, she loves birdwatching, puzzles, lifting weights, listening to music, gardening, tidepooling, and just generally being outside and touching grass. After graduation, she plans to pursue graduate studies in urban ecology or a related field. Kenna’s favorite bird is the Hawaiian Crow, or alalā, a corvid endemic to Hawaii known to craft and use tools.
Malia McArtor is a senior at the University of Washington, double majoring in environmental public health and biology (ecology, evolution, conservation). She joined this project as a route monitor and is now the outreach and data research assistant. Malia's favorite thing about the project is sharing a love for birds and learning about building design with volunteers and getting the public more involved in bird conservation. Malia enjoys wildlife photography, and feel free to ask her about OneHealth, zoonotic diseases, or wildlife in Southern California! Her favorite bird is a turkey vulture!
Summer is a junior in Human-Centered Design & Engineering, with a minor in Environmental Science & Resource Management. She’s always loved birds, so she’s super excited to work on this project! After graduation, she plans on pursuing UX/UI Design, while continuing to look for opportunities at the intersection of environmental science and design—wherever that ends up taking her. Outside of school, she enjoys birdwatching, drawing, and exploring the great city of Seattle.