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Sam with Goofy the salmon-crested cockatoo

Sam with Goofy the salmon-crested cockatoo.

Name: Sam Borer

Hometown: Dumont, NJ

Education: BS, Zoology, University of Florida

Assignment: Lands of Change: Australia and Beyond

On the job since: 2017

Previous experience: Audubon Center for Birds of Prey (2016), Natural Encounters, Inc. (2017)

Favorite animals to work with: Visayan warty pigs, spotted whistling ducks and Goofy the salmon-crested cockatoo

Birds on the brain: Sam is an unabashed “bird nerd.” “I’ve been fascinated by birds ever since I was little when my mom and I would stand on our back porch and look for birds in the yard,” she says. “I still go birdwatching almost every weekend. Swallow-tailed kites are my favorite to spot!”