Kyle SchantaBirder & Naturalist
About Kyle Schanta
Kyle is an avid birder, horticulturalist, gardener and naturalist from Detroit, Michigan. He has had a love for birds and the natural world since childhood. A horticulturalist by trade, Kyle manages private tropical conservatories and runs his own native gardening and design company. He is a dedicated volunteer with Detroit Audubon, and was awarded their 2022 Conservation Award for his surveying, planting and stewardship of their five Detroit Bird City parks.
Kyle is also a board member of Arboretum Detroit, an inner-city non-profit tree nursery and urban eco-restoration organization which turns empty city lots into protected native wildlife habitat. He holds a B.A. in History from Wayne State University and a Master Gardener certification from Michigan State University. He has guided in Texas, Arizona and Florida, and helps lead bird walks for Detroit Audubon and Arboretum Detroit. When not guiding or gardening, you can find him exploring the rivers and boreal forest of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.