Andra Florea

Ornithologist & Birder
Andra Florea - Ornithologist & Birder

Andra is a professional ornithologist equipped with a technique in bioecology, a bachelor’s degree in biology and currently completing her master’s degree in Oceanography in the Laboratory of Advanced Bioenergetics to establish an Iceland scallop (Chlamys islandica) fishery in Sanikiluaq, NU.

During her bachelor’s degree, she carried out research on the foraging impact on oxidative stress for the northern gannet (Morus bassanus) from the Bonaventure Island colony and was a field technician on Bylot Island to study and band parasitic jaegers (Stercorarius parasiticus). Bird bander since 2017 and a citizen science enthusiast, she has been writing articles to promote the use of that humongous chunk of data. Recently working as a professional ornithologist doing pelagic seabird surveys, she explored the river and the gulf of St. Lawrence, the bay of fundy, the nova-scotian shelf and the north-west passage, from Iceland to Alaska.

Aside from her academic experiences, she has guided many local bird tours, pelagic trips and was working as a whale-watching guide for many years in Tadoussac, Québec. She has a lot of experience with the marine world, from plankton to mammals, including invertebrates and fish, that will improve your experience with her on a trip. She travelled many times solo and with groups in Europe, across North and Central America as well as in the Arctic which makes her very comfortable dealing with local communities. Andra is also a big fan of cold temperatures, wildlife photography, sailing, her chickens, snake and dog that she spends most of her time with. She also enjoys good food, good wine and good talks !

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