Sarah Nichols is a Biological Field Coordinator in southern California. She received her Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife Management from Lake Superior State University in 2005, and afterward spent many years traveling the United States for various field work. Sarah first worked for WEST in 2014, and has since surveyed for prairie chickens in Kansas, completed post-construction monitoring work on wind farms in Wyoming, and coordinated post-construction monitoring at large solar facilities in Riverside County, California.
Sarah’s career has focused mainly on threatened and endangered birds in the southwestern United States. Between 2005 and 2014, she spent most summers surveying for and monitoring southwestern willow flycatchers, least Bell’s vireos, California gnatcatchers, San Clemente loggerhead shrikes and yellow-billed cuckoos. She has spent a generous amount of time leading field work in Nevada, Arizona and California, and has developed a strong understanding of the area’s deserts.