Southern Sierra Research Station
Patti Wohner, Restoration Ecologist/Manager
Patti is responsible for overseeing the planting and enhancement of riparian habitat for Yellow-billed Cuckoos. She holds a PhD from the Warnell School of Forestry at the University of Georgia where her research focused on habitat conservation for a threatened songbird species; the Rusty Blackbird. Patti earned her MS at Louisiana State studying foraging and nesting ecology of Pileated Woodpeckers where she also earned a minor in statistics. Her BS was obtained from the Faculty of Forestry at the University of New Brunswick where she was introduced to her first ornithology field position. Patti has 20 years of field experience surveying, catching, and banding songbirds including trans-locating Brown-headed Nuthatches and Eastern Bluebirds to the Florida Everglades, finding and monitoring Wood Thrush nests in West Virginia, and studying demographics of Southwestern Willow Flycatchers in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona.