Gabrielle Saleh

Senior Coordinator of Social Media, National Audubon Society

A Texas native, Gabrielle Saleh has been passionate about birds and environmental conservation since she was a child. Gabrielle was a former Walker Social Media Fellow in 2020, and she is now a Senior Coordinator of Social Media. She graduated from Texas Christian University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Strategic Communication and a minor in English. Her past work experience includes communicating for a municipality, a university, and conservation nonprofits. Gabrielle's favorite hobby is birding—from exploring her local hotspots to watching the cardinals in her backyard. 

Articles by Gabrielle Saleh

A collage of the following birds. Photos from left: Atlantic Puffin, Shane Kalyn/Audubon Photography Awards/2023 Professional Award Winner; White-tailed Kites, Jack Zhi/Audubon Photography Awards/2022 Grand Prize Winner; Anna's Hummingbird, Patrick Coughl
How to Capture Photos That Will Catch the Audubon Photography Awards Judges' Attention
February 16, 2024 — We spoke with Audubon Photography Awards judge Morgan Heim about what it takes to wow the judges in the competition.
A cropped headshot photo of Marisol Ortega smiling.
How Marisol Ortega Brings Birds to Life With Her Illustrations
December 01, 2023 — We spoke with the artist who created the Raven vs Crow design for our merch collection about her inspiration for illustrating birds and other wildlife.
A headshot of Liron Gertsman in the field holding his camera
Liron Gertsman Wants To Show You That Birds Are Worth Protecting
October 16, 2023 — We spoke with the photographer who won the 2023 Audubon Photography Awards about capturing that winning shot and the importance of bird photography.
The 14 year old Painted Bunting being held.
‘Old Man Bunting’ Nearly Breaks the Age Record for Painted Buntings
July 31, 2023 — A male Painted Bunting visited a South Carolina backyard for 14 years, making him one of the oldest birds ever documented for the species.
A flock of Red Knots fly in a murmuration over water.
How Audubon South Carolina Protects Their Coastal Birds and the Places They Need
June 01, 2023 — With their Shorebird Stewardship program, Audubon South Carolina protects Red Knots, American Oystercatchers, and other birds that find respite on their shores.
A bright red male Northern Cardinal perches on a branch, leaning forward. Brown branches are blurred in the background.
Getting to Know Neighborhood Birds During a Winter Storm
February 13, 2023 — A Texas winter storm was a great reminder of the variety of avian life that awaits you if you just take a look outside.
A young Sandhill Cranes walks through brown grass.
A Season of Firsts: Three Christmas Bird Counts to Remember
February 01, 2023 — The joy of experiencing a Christmas Bird Count for the first time, as told by Christine Lin and Gabrielle Saleh.
A headshot of Lili Taylor
Lili Taylor Wants You to Listen and Connect With the Birds Around You
September 27, 2022 — Bird expert David Jeffrey Ringer spoke with actor and Audubon board member Lili Taylor about her love of birds, the actions she takes to protect them, and her involvement with The Birdsong Project.
A person wearing a baseball cap and glasses stands in a birding blind. Trees are visible through the windows in the background.
Bird Warde Wants to Introduce You to Your Next Favorite Animal
September 02, 2022 — We spoke with the illustrator who created Audubon’s 2022 Let’s Go Birding Together design about art, inspiration, and the joy of discovery.
Shey Smith (left) and Tatyana Soto (right)
How Bird Photographers Shey Smith and Tatyana Soto Developed Their Passion
July 11, 2022 — Smith and Soto talked with us about all things bird photography, including how they took the leap to chase after their passion.