Amy Erickson

Avian Biologist

Amy Erickson spent her childhood playing in the prairies and wooded streams of southeast Kansas, where her parents fostered in her a great appreciation of the natural world. Her love of wildlife led her to Kansas State University, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology and a Master’s degree in Avian Ecology. Amy is particularly interested in learning how birds interact with their environment, and how making small changes to land management practices can have a positive impact on wildlife.

Amy spent three years as a private lands biologist in Portales, New Mexico, where she worked with landowners and partner agencies to improve habitat for Lesser Prairie-chickens and other grassland species. Later, she served as Program Director for the Save Our Bosque Task Force, a New Mexico nonprofit that works to restore and protect riparian habitat in the Middle Rio Grande. Amy has also worked with Loggerhead Shrikes in Illinois, Northern Bobwhites in Missouri, and Great Green Macaws in Costa Rica.

Amy spends most of her free time hiking and backpacking with her husband, baking, photographing birds, reading, and playing with her two parrots, Rio and Malibu. 

Articles by Amy Erickson

Conservation Ranching

Conservation Ranching

— Keeping grass on the landscape for southwestern birds