March 2023. Wildfire smoke and Central Oregon’s wild birds. Sunriver Scene.

February 20, 2023. When you can’t take a swim, or a good breath of air, it’s time to take a stand. Living Here.


November 10, 2022. Wildfire Smoke and Central Oregon’s Birds. Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory.

November 9, 2022. Birds, Wildfire, and Smoke with Olivia Sanderfoot. American Birding Podcast.

October 24, 2022. Birding Binoculars Blurred by Smoky Skies. Living Here.

August 23, 2022. How did human activity during the COVID-19 lockdowns impact birds? The Wildlife Society.

August 15, 2022. How dramatic pandemic shifts affected Northwest birds. KUOW.

August 11, 2022. New UW study shows how COVID lockdowns affected Northwest birds. The Seattle Times.

July 26, 2022. Wildfire Smoke Is Terrible for You. But What Does It Do to Cows? Wired.

March 11, 2022. Birdwatching in the wintertime. UW College of the Environment.

February 21, 2022. Seattle Now: Peepin’ birds. KUOW.

January 4, 2022. Incendios generan drásticos cambios en la migración de los gansos en California. Telemundo 48.


October 22, 2021. New Study Is First to Explore How Wildfire Smoke Derails Bird Migration. Audubon Magazine.

October 21, 2021. Wildfire smoke pushes migrating birds hundreds of miles out of their way. High Country News.

October 20, 2021. How does wildfire smoke affect wildlife? Here’s what we know. National Geographic.

October 14, 2021. Outside/In[box]: Is Wildfire Smoke Impacting Bird Migration? New Hampshire Public Radio.

September 13, 2021. What Scientists Know About Wildfire Smoke and Its Impact on Wild Animal Health. Discover Magazine.

July 12, 2021. Detecting birds amidst the smoke. The Wildlife Society.

July 8, 2021. Seattle Now: It’s easy to be a bird nerd. KUOW.

July 7, 2021. Study: How smoke affects birds in Washington … and our ability to see them. KNKX.

July 5, 2021. Wildfire smoke impacts what birds we see, hear according to UW study. The Spokesman-Review.

June 29, 2021. When the wildfire smoke arrives, where do the birds go? UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences.

June 29, 2021. Air pollution from wildfires impacts ability to observe birds. UW News.

May 26, 2021. How birds in the Pacific Northwest experienced the pandemic. Crosscut.

April 17, 2021. Things you can do in the Seattle area to make every day Earth Day. The Seattle Times.


September 22, 2020. Birding: Smoky days were here again, and affecting birds. The Chinook Observer.

September 21, 2020. Raptors and Smoke: Exploring impacts of air pollution on birds. Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.

September 17, 2020. SEFS Ph.D. student talks birds, smoke in Seattle Times. UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences.

September 18, 2020. Thousands of dying birds out West could reveal an even bigger environmental tragedy. Popular Science.

September 18, 2020. Mass mortality in the southern Rockies: Smoke, climate change, and bird migration. BirdCast.

September 17, 2020. Seattle is in smoke. What’s happening to the birds? The Seattle Times.

September 11, 2020. As Wildfire Smoke Blots Out the Sun in Northern California, Many Ask: ‘Where Are the Birds?’ Inside Climate News.

September 11, 2020. How wildfires impact birds. Audubon Magazine.

August 1, 2020. Volunteers help researchers track bird populations during pandemic. KGW8.

June 2, 2020. How UW researchers are studying the impacts of COVID-19 through remote data collection. The Daily.

May 28, 2020. The pandemic from a bird’s eye view. The Daily.

May 22, 2020. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, people are paying more attention to tweets. And not the Twitter kind. The Washington Post.

May 22, 2020. U of Manitoba leads global effort to study effect of decreased human activity on wildlife. CBC Canada.

May 18, 2020. You could be the citizen scientist the world needs right now. Crosscut.

May 4, 2020. Six students from UW Environment honored in 2020 Husky 100. UW College of the Environment.

May 4, 2020. Three SEFS students named to 2020 Husky 100. UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences.

May 4, 2020. Announcing the 2020 Husky 100! The Husky 100 Blog.

April 9, 2020. Community science project tracks changes in bird behavior during coronavirus. UW College of the Environment.

April 9, 2020. Bird-watching study featured in Portland Monthly. UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences.

April 9, 2020. A New Study Aims to Learn the Impacts of Social Distancing on Birds in the Pacific Northwest. The Portland Monthly.

April 3, 2020. Trapped at home? You can help UW study bird responses to social distancing. KUOW.


November 15, 2019. New York Times publishes graduate student Olivia Sanderfoot’s letter to editor. UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences Newsroom.

August 19, 2019. Endangering the Endangered Species Act. WORT 89.9 FM.

July 2019. Raptors & Smoke. Pacific Raptor.

January 15, 2019. Broad Show of Support for a Clean Fuel Standard for Washington State. Audubon Washington.


December 2018. Director’s Note. Raptor Passage.

August 29, 2018. Wildfire advantageous to wildlife — or not. Methow Valley News.

August 28, 2018. Birdwatching: How does wildfire smoke affect birds? The Chinook Observer.

August 21, 2018. Birds Studied for Reaction to Wildfire Smoke. Spokane Public Radio.

July 4, 2018. Should Science Be Political? Wisconsin Engineer.


October 11, 2017. From the Educators: Fall is in the air, and kids are outside learning. Madison Audubon Society.

September 13, 2017. Little refuge for wildlife as smoke lingers over region. Billings Gazette.

September 1, 2017. What Can Birds Tell Us About Pollution? Audubon Magazine.

August 24, 2017. UW Study Finds Surprising Lack Of Research On How Air Pollution Affects Birds: Researchers Try To Find Bigger Picture Among Few Individual Studies. Wisconsin Public Radio.

August 11, 2017. A bird’s-eye view of air pollution. UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences.

August 11, 2017. Canary in the Coal Mine: Survey captures global picture of air pollution’s effects on birdsUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison.

May 5, 2017. Zoethica. Isthmus.

May 4, 2017. Madison’s March for Science. WORT 89.9 FM.

March 9, 2017. From the Educators: We’re beginning to think thoughts of Spring. Madison Audubon Society.


October 13, 2016. Preparing for a churning world: Stretching students’ knowledge for 21st century challenges and careers. University of Wisconsin – Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.

Winter 2016. Drive forward and be inspired“: A student’s pragmatic, optimistic assessment of today’s energy challenges. In Common.