Emmy Casper is a Wildlife Biologist with Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. She holds two degrees from Fordham University, a B.S. in Biology and Anthropology and an M.S. in Biology, during which she conducted her thesis on shorebird diet during spring migration in the urban estuaries of Jamaica Bay. A proud New Jersey resident, Emmy is passionate about protecting local wildlife and inspiring the next generation of conservationists.
The Delaware Bay is well-known for the spectacular concentration of horseshoe crabs and
migratory shorebirds that converge on the bayshore beaches each spring. However, little is
known about the activity of another Delaware Bay visitor, the eye-catching and charismatic
American oystercatcher. Biologist Emmy Casper will share stories from the field and discuss how on-the-ground
monitoring, trail cameras, and bird banding are all being used to learn more about the oystercatchers that call the Delaware Bay home.