Jason Ward

Jason Ward is a birder, science communicator, and host of the award-winning Birds of North America, “a web series that aims to provide a fresh take on birds and birding.” Born and raised in the Bronx, Ward’s love for wildlife began at a young age, as he fell in love with dinosaurs. This infatuation provided him with an escape from the obstacles that growing up in the south Bronx presented. Ward's mission is to “impact, inspire and infect” those around him with a greater appreciation for wildlife, and to blaze a trail for future generations of conservationists growing up in underrepresented communities. In early 2020, Ward was named one of the Grist 50, an annual list of emerging leaders from across the U.S. who are working on “fresh, real-world solutions to our world's biggest challenges.” In 2020, Ward co-organized the launch of Black Birders Week, a week of events celebrating diversity in birding, and currently works for the American Bird Conservancy.

Jason Ward is a birder, science communicator, and host of the award-winning Birds of North America, “a web series that aims to provide a fresh take on birds and birding.” Born and raised in the Bronx, Ward’s love for wildlife began at a young age, as he fell in love with dinosaurs. This infatuation provided him with an escape from the obstacles that growing up in the south Bronx presented. Ward's mission is to “impact, inspire and infect” those around him with a greater appreciation for wildlife, and to blaze a trail for future generations of conservationists growing up in underrepresented communities. In early 2020, Ward was named one of the Grist 50, an annual list of emerging leaders from across the U.S. who are working on “fresh, real-world solutions to our world's biggest challenges.”

In 2020, Ward co-organized the launch of Black Birders Week, a week of events celebrating diversity in birding, and currently works for the American Bird Conservancy.