Kirsten Pearson is a Wildlife Field Biologist for WEST, based in the Calgary office. Kirsten received her BSc. Zoology and BSc. Primatology from the University of Calgary. Prior to joining WEST, Kirsten worked in Project Management for Jacobs Engineering, and a Wildlife Biologist for Rangeland Conservation, Environment Canada, and the University of Calgary. As a Waterfowl Biologist for the Canadian Wildlife Service in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Kirsten classified all key habitat sites for sea ducks in the Canadian Arctic. During her time with the University of Calgary, she captured, microchipped, and monitored the critically endangered Ord’s Kangaroo Rat in southern Alberta. During her undergraduate career, Kirsten studied the behavioural ecology of the Central American Black Howler Monkey in Belize. Kirsten specializes in avian biology and project management.
Kirsten is a Director for the Calgary Bird Banding Society, coordinates volunteers, and bands songbirds and owls from May to October each year. She also teaches a variety of birdwatching courses for the City of Calgary’s Parks department, and participates in several citizen science projects for Bird Studies Canada and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.