Meet Hayley Madden, ORI's 2023 Field Technician!
Say hello to Hayley, our 2023 Field Technician! She's been with us for about a month now, and is a critical part of our small research team. She's already been a tremendous asset to our work, helping with early breeding season surveys, nest searching, placing and moving recorders, hiking all over in the front and back country, and more!
Hayley Madden grew up surrounded by the Coast Mountains around Vancouver, BC, which is where she first fell in love with exploring the outdoors.
After getting her Biology degree from the University of British Columbia, she got the chance to work on a study researching the Swainson’s Thrush, where she discovered a passion for field research. Her childhood love of owls eventually led her to work with Northern Spotted Owls. She is excited to learn all about the owl species of Montana and develop her skills in wildlife research with ORI.
In her spare time, Hayley enjoys hiking and camping, reading, and exploring local coffee shops.
We're glad to have Hayley here with us in Montana this summer, and are looking forward to the coming season!