David Brinker

Drew Weber

Dave Brinker. Originally from Wisconsin, Dave — a founding co-director of Project SNOWstorm — is a regional ecologist in the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ Natural Heritage Program, where he focuses on biodiversity conservation.  In 1994 he founded Project Owlet, a continental network of migrant northern saw-whet owl banding stations.  He also directs the Central Appalachian Goshawk Project, and is a co-founder of the Northeast Motus Collaboration, which uses nanotag technology and automated receiver stations to track the movements of small birds, bats and insects.

Norman Smith