Michael Hawk

Joined: Apr 13, 2016 Last Active: Feb 06, 2023 iNaturalist Monthly Supporter since May 2021

I'm a long time engineer/tech manager turned nature enthusiast, having left my Silicon Valley tech job in 2022 to focus on conservation full-time. Producer of Nature's Archive podcast and founder of Jumpstart Nature, an innovative new conservation organization that seeks to combine social and behavioral science, technology, environmental science, and communications to empower everyone to make a difference for nature.

I'm a certified California Naturalist, Certified Interpretive Guide from the NAI, board member of the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society, and volunteer field trip leader for several SF Bay Area nature groups. Communications, technology, and operating multi-discipline groups are my specialties.

I'd love to partner with, collaborate with, or simply amplify your nature passion. If anything I've written sounds interesting, please message me!

Birding has probably been my longest standing nature hobby (after photography), so you can also find me on eBird.

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