Andy Wraithmell is the Information Specialist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail.
Andy was born in Liverpool, England and began birding around the age of five, visiting Hilbre Island Bird Observatory in Cheshire with his dad. After serving in the military for five years he attended Bicton College of Agriculture and earned an associate’s degree in wildlife conservation.
After graduating he worked for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds as a research assistant studying red kites, Eurasian tree sparrows, yellowhammers and corn buntings. He has worked at Dungeness Bird Observatory in England and Cape May Bird Observatory in New Jersey.
In 2004 he moved to Tallahassee, Florida where he currently lives with his wife and daughter. In 2011 Andy graduated from Florida State University with a BSc in social science. He has worked for the State of Florida as a park naturalist/ranger for three years and has been with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for four years managing the Wings Over Florida program and social media pages.
Andy is very passionate about wildlife viewing and sharing his passion with others.