Memories of a Moonbird

Patricia González, Biologist and "Mother of Moonbird"

January 17, 2021 Daniel Scherl
Memories of a Moonbird
Patricia González, Biologist and "Mother of Moonbird"
Show Notes

For more than 30 years, she’s been working in conservation to protect shore birds around the planet. She’s not only a Biologist and Field Ornithologist, but she's also the actual scientist who banded B95, the world famous Red Knot who was nicknamed "Moonbird," and whom my podcast  and website were founded in honor of.

Zooming in all the way from Argentina, she was kind enough to share with me the history of the real Moonbird, a look back on her career, and her views of the future of the Earth.

Her name is Patricia González, and it’s my honor to welcome, on this very special 50th episode of the show, the fabulous woman known around the globe as the ”Mother of Moonbird.”

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Patricia is the Shorebird South American Coordinator with the International Conservation Fund of Canada (ICFC) and is the Ad Honorem Wetland Program Coordinator at Fundación Inalafquen in San Antonio Oeste, Argentina.

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Patricia's Scientific Contributions at

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