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Andy Van Lanen

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Andy has been a red-cockaded woodpecker biologist since 2013, and has worked for SEI since 2015. He monitors red-cockaded woodpeckers on the Sandhills Game Lands, Camp Mackall, and various private and state-owned lands in Moore and Hoke Counties. Andy is from DePere, WI and received bachelor’s of science degrees from the University of Minnesota (History) and the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point (Wildlife Ecology). Andy’s career interests center on avian conservation, natural history, and behavioral ecology. His recreational interests include backpacking, winter camping, canoeing, and birding.

Previous Experience includes:

  • Red-cockaded woodpecker biologist, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Avian point-count technician, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, Colorado
  • Monitoring Sonoran Desert birds and nest searching, Arizona Game & Fish Department
  • Monitoring golden-cheeked warblers and avian point count technician, Fort Hood, TX
  • Yellow-billed cuckoo monitoring, Southern Sierra Research Station, Lower Colorado River, Arizona
  • Northern Spotted Owl & West Nile Virus technician, Klamath Biological Research Station, Colorado State University
  • Whooping Crane nest monitoring volunteer, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, WI