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River Gates, Shorebird Conservation Manager

River (she/her/hers) is the Shorebird Conservation Manager with Audubon Alaska and the Pacific Shorebird Conservation Initiative Coordinator with National Audubon Society.
Woman in hat holding shorebird and smiling at the camera
River Gates with Dunlin Photo: Slade Sapora

River joined Audubon in 2017 and has more than 20 years of experience in leading international shorebird conservation and research projects in the Pacific and East Asian-Australasian Flyways. She earned her M.S. in wildlife conservation from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2011, studying the breeding and migration ecology of Dunlin. River led the development of the Pacific Americas Shorebird Conservation Strategy and serves as the coordinator for the partnership. She advises shorebird conservation programs more broadly through her service on the following executive councils: U.S. Shorebird Conservation Partnership, Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network’s Hemispheric Council, and Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group.

Contact River Gates

Audubon Alaska
431 W. 7th Ave., Suite 205
Anchorage, AK 99501
United States

Phone: 907-276-7034
Email: river.gates@audubon.org 

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