With the 2020 Bluebird Season wrapping up, we’d like to continue highlighting key players in making the magic happen!
This week Krista Lambrecht is in the Bluebird Spotlight!
Krista has been an active member of Bluebird Experience for the past 5 years. She is a migrating fledging herself having volunteered while she lived in Chippewa Falls, Denver and now Atlanta. Krista has helped accomplish so many projects and initiatives with the Bluebird Team and truly is a staple in our organization.
1. A brief introduction about yourself
Well, my name is Krista and I’ve been a part of Bluebird Experience since 2015. Along with working and volunteering with Bluebird Experience, I am a Sales Executive of catering for the PGA. I currently live in Atlanta, but am from Chippewa Falls, WI.
Some quick facts about me are I like dogs, watching movies with my boyfriend, and exploring new cities!
2. What do you do for Bluebird Experience?
At the moment, I am in charge of editing and content creation for the blog. I have had many hats for Bluebird Experience and I love how positions and titles can change to adhere to the needs of the organization at any given time.
3. How’d you get involved with bluebird experience?
Shelly was actually my mentor in college for my Service Learning volunteer hours. We spent A LOT of time together planning an event for a different nonprofit, but after a while conversations shifted to Bluebirds. Once I graduated, I started working for Bluebird Experience and the rest is history!
4. What has being a part of Bluebird Experience taught you?
In a realistic answer, I’ve learned so much about the importance of cavity nesting songbirds. It’s amazing how a decrease in population for songbirds can affect the world around us. Our ecosystem is so dangerously delicate that small organizations like Bluebird Experience can really make a difference.
5. What’s your favorite bluebird memory?
There’s so many good memories! One that immediately popped into my mind was helping set up a bluebird trail in Spooner, WI. We coordinated our meetings to “kill two birds with one stone” (what a bad saying for our line of work) to attend the Spooner Rodeo and set up the trail. Shelly and I traveled to Spooner together (we don’t roadtrip often) to help the Eagle Scout scope out locations for his nestboxes, the trail was put on a walking trail connecting two of the schools and it was absolutely gorgeous, BUT the best part was rocking our cowboy boots and wearing our blue to the rodeo that evening. Definitely a fun day filled with awesome memories!
6. What advice would you give a new birder?
Download the NestWatch App on your phone. It makes it SO MUCH EASIER for me to document my nestbox data real time rather than writing it down and then inserting it onto NestWatch later.
Also, never approach a nest headon. That’s a good way to get slapped by a panicked bird.
7. What’s your go to birding song?
Any Stevie Nicks song!
It reminds me of Shelly
They’re usually so relevant to being in the current moment and embracing where you are
8. Has Shelly roped you into singing Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah yet?
Yes, and skipping along to it.
Thank you Krista for all you do!!