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Dr. Andrew Farnsworth is a Senior Research Associate in the Center for Avian Population Studies at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Andrew began birding at age 5 and quickly developed his long-standing fascinations with bird migration. He has been fortunate to travel extensively, in the western hemisphere in particular, leading tours for many years and pursuing birds whenever and wherever possible; however, in the last two decades his primary focus has shifted from mostly birding to mostly science. His current research efforts apply rapidly advancing technologies to study bird movements across space and time including weather surveillance radar, audio and video recording and monitoring tools, citizen science datasets, and machine learning techniques. Andrew received his BS in Natural Resources from Cornell, MS in Zoology from Clemson University, and PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Cornell University. Andrew is also a musician, and he lives in Manhattan with his wife Patricia and two daughters Aja and Elle. Andrew is a scientific advisor on making the whole world a sky.

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