Sarah Gutowsky

Ornithologist & Expedition Guide Blog Posts
Sarah Gutowsky - Ornithologist & Expedition Guide

Since her very first research gig studying endangered seabirds on Canada’s west coast in 2007, Sarah’s broad interests in birds and natural history have taken her all over the planet. She has adventured with gulls, ducks and Polar Bears in the Arctic, rediscovered "extinct" treefrogs in Australia, "grubbed" for puffins in Maine and Iceland, wrangled albatrosses, penguins and seals in the Sub-Antarctic, and enjoyed the great privilege of working on the remote atolls of the Northwest Hawaiian Islands.

Her specialty is seabirds and conservation, and she completed her doctorate studying the complex movement and ecology of the North Pacific’s magnificent albatrosses. From 2018-2020, Sarah had the honour of holding a prestigious W. Garfield Weston Postdoctoral Fellowship in Northern Research at Acadia University, to investigate the drivers of seabird breeding success across the Canadian high Arctic. Her current fellowship in partnership with Ducks Unlimited is focused mainly on seaduck populations in Atlantic Canada. When she isn’t conducting bird research, Sarah also teaches at Dalhousie University and has been guiding expeditions all over the Arctic and Antarctic since 2013.

At home in Halifax, Sarah spends far too much time spoiling her beloved dog, fawning over her gardens, and raising her Monarch butterflies. More than anything, Sarah loves to share her excitement for the polar regions with guests and she looks forward to exploring new places with new friends on each unique trip.

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