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Anna Prinz

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Anna was born and raised in western Michigan, and received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. She went on to earn a master of science degree in biology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Her masters thesis examined the behavioral correlates of paternity-sharing in cooperatively polyandrous acorn woodpeckers (Melanerpes formicivorus).

Previous experience includes:

  • Acorn woodpecker monitoring in Carmel Valley, CA
  • Genetic testing of acorn woodpecker relatedness using microsatellites at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA
  • Behavioral observation of Eastern bluebird aggression in response to nest competitors in western Michigan
  • Ectoparasite sampling from migratory birds in Norfolk, VA
  • Laboratory instructor for cellular and evolutionary biology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA
  • Outdoor educator for the Catskills Outdoor Education Corps in Delhi, NY
  • Assistant naturalist at the Outdoor Discovery Center in Holland, MI

Anna joined SEI as a wildlife biologist in the spring of 2016. She is primarily responsible for RCW monitoring work in western Fort Bragg.



Prinz, A. C. B., Taank, V. K., Voegeli, V., & Walters, E. L. (2016). A novel nest‐monitoring camera system using a Raspberry Pi micro‐computer. Journal of Field Ornithology, 87(4), 427-435.

Prinz, A. C. B., Walters, E. L., Haydock, J., Koenig, W. D. The behavioral causes of reproductive skew in cooperatively polygynandrous acorn woodpeckers (Melanerpes formicivorus). In Review.