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Tim Duclos

Past Fellow

Overview

Tim Duclos works for the National Audubon Society as the Healthy Forest Program Senior Associate at Audubon Vermont. He previously held the position of Ecologist and Conservation Manager at Merck Forest and Farmland Center (MFFC) in Rupert, Vermont.

Background

Tim (he/him) is a native Vermonter with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Vermont and Master of Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His passion for conservation extends back to teenage years spent at the Green Mountain Conservation Camps. In times since, he has worked with birds in almost every role he has held in his career. His passion for Northern Forest birds really took flight after becoming involved with the work of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies, where he fell in love with the Bicknell’s Thrush and mountain conservation. This led to his graduate studies where Tim conducted pioneering research with NE CASC and the USFS Northern Research Station investigating the role that climate and forests play in shaping the avian communities of New Hampshire's White Mountains. After graduate school, Tim returned to Vermont where he combined his knowledge of forest birds with the field of forestry at Merck Forest & Farmland Center.

For Tim, his passion for birds is rooted in the functional application of the story that avian diversity tells in terms of ecosystem health - and the connections that all people can have with conservation through our feathered friends. Growing up off-the-grid in rural Vermont his interest in avian conservation also directly relates to the importance of working lands. Today, he continues this legacy himself, homesteading on 35 acres in Dorset, Vermont with his fiancé Carolyn and their pup, Rodeo. Beside working the land, Tim spends his free time occupied by many passions involving the mountains, the waters, and woods.