Jeff Wells

Jeff Wells (Photo courtesy of the Boreal Songbird Initiative)

Jeffrey Wells is the science and policy director for the Boreal Songbird Initiative. He is also a scientific advisor to the International Boreal Conservation Campaign.  Jeff has previously worked as a conservation ornithologist at Cornell University’s Laboratory of Ornithology in Ithaca, NY.

From 1996-2003 Jeff was with the National Audubon Society, first as bird conservation director for the New York State office, then as the national director of bird conservation. Jeff Wells has earned a reputation as one of the nation's leading bird experts and conservation biologists. He is now dedicated to understanding and protecting the land where North America's birds are born and raised, the boreal forest of Canada and Alaska. 

Jeff received his Ph.D. and Master's degrees in avian ecology from Cornell University. He has authored or co-authored dozens of scientific papers, reports, and popular articles on birds and bird conservation. He is also the author of the books Boreal Birds of North America: A Hemispheric View of Their Conservation Links and Significance and Birder's Conservation Handbook: 100 North American Birds at Risk.