Urban Bird Conservation Coordinator
|Powdermill Nature Reserve
1795 Route 381
Rector, PA 15677
Matt Webb is the urban bird conservation coordinator at Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Webb received his BA in wildlife biology from Colorado State University. He has worked at the museum and Powdermill Nature Reserve, the museum’s environmental research center, in various capacities since 2014.
As urban bird conservation coordinator, Webb works to raise awareness about the threats that urban environments pose to birds and to improve local habitats. He is also a project coordinator for BirdSafe Pittsburgh, a local coalition of organizations in western Pennsylvania that are working together to study and reduce bird-window collisions and mortalities.
Having spent the majority of his life in Colorado and the western United States, Webb still gets a thrill out of seeing a Northern Cardinal on his backyard feeder. When not watching birds, he is listening to birds, and when it becomes too hot for birds, he turns his attention to insects of all kinds. He enjoys reading about history and is thrilled to spend his days at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, where so many famous scientists have worked over the past 120+ years.