Chris Liazos

Bird Conservation Intern

Chris Liazos, with a chickadee on his knit cap, smiles at the camera.Chris Liazos (he/him) is passionate about how forestry can promote bird habitat, forest health, and climate resiliency using traditional and new management tools. He grew up in Worcester County, Massachusetts, and has surveyed breeding songbirds in Vermont, conducted acoustic monitoring of Northern Spotted Owls in California, and sugared and processed firewood in family forests.

Chris is currently pursuing an MS in Conservation Biology at Antioch University New England and aims to obtain his Forester’s License to work with family forests in the Northeast. In his free time, he is an avid birder and has driven cross-country twice.

During his internship with the Harris Center, Chris will be assisting with a variety of bird conservation research initiatives, including the installation and monitoring of Wood Duck and American Kestrel nest boxes, monitoring Northern Goshawk breeding territories, and developing a program to pair landowners with Harris Center volunteers to learn which species of birds inhabit their woodlands and properties, and to better understand the value of those birds.