Keith Russell

Program Manager for Urban Conservation, Audubon Mid-Atlantic

Based in Philadelphia, Keith works on a variety of bird conservation issues including bird collisions with man-made structures, birds and nocturnal lights, non-native plants, and migration stopover habitat. His work has used education, monitoring, research, advocacy, and habitat restoration to improve conditions for birds in ways that have also broadened engagement in the environmental movement. Previously he worked as a Program Assistant for National Audubon's Important Bird Area Program (2003-2005), Assistant Editor for the landmark publication The Birds of North America (1992-2003), and Collections Manager for the Exhibits Department of the Academy of Natural Science of Drexel University (1982-1992). He is also a research associate of the Academy of Natural Sciences and he has received a number of awards, including the 2016 American Birding Association's Ludlow Griscom Award for Outstanding Contributions to Regional Ornithology.

Articles by Keith Russell

How Bird Safe Philly is Making the City Safer for Migrating Birds

October 16, 2023 — The new bird-friendly window treatment at Sister Cities Cafe marks the group’s latest accomplishment.

Revitalizing Green Spaces Across Philadelphia to Improve Watershed Health, Habitat for Birds and People

December 07, 2022 — Plantings and cleanups in the Delaware River Watershed’s biggest city reduce flooding and pollution for wildlife and communities.