Jane Alexander interview in Audubon Magazine
by Nate Swick
Julie Leibach of Audubon Magazine interviews birder, Oscar-nominated actress and ABA board member Jane Alexander in a recent piece published online:
When she was little, actress Jane Alexander wanted to fly like the birds, attempting the feat by jumping off furniture, sand banks, even 10-foot high dirt cliffs. Eventually, though, she gave up on flight, and channeled her avian admiration into birding and conservation. Today the Tony Award–winning and Oscar-nominated star serves on the board of the American Birding Association (ABA) and on BirdLife International’s stewardship council. She was also a founding board member for the American Bird Conservancy and still serves. Throughout June, Alexander is the spokesperson in a first-time joint campaign between Audubon and the ABA to help protect Arctic birds from oil drilling. Alexander spoke with Audubon about her feathery affinities from her home in Nova Scotia.
Jane is the spokesperson for the "Raise your Voice for Arctic Birds" initiative undertaken by both Audubon and the ABA and, more than that, she' truly a birder's birder, putting in time at Christmas Bird Counts, Breeding Bird Surveys and the Great Backyard Bird Count.
So get to know one of our most active board members and thanks to Jane for all the great work she's done for birding and the ABA!
photo by Anthony Sherin