Monica Iglecia

Assistant Director, Shorebird Habitat Management

Monica Iglecia joined Manomet's Shorebird Recovery Program in August 2014 as the Assistant Director of Habitat Management.  


Monica works closely with Manomet’s Director of Habitat Management, the Shorebird Recovery Program Team, and partners to increase the capacity of wetlands and coasts in ways that support migratory shorebirds in North and South America. Her work focuses on incorporating shorebird ecology and habitat needs into land management practices and planning. She provides site-specific guidance to land managers, decision makers, and biologists on strategies for reducing threats that impact shorebird species.


By working collaboratively and thinking creatively with federal and state agencies, the agricultural community, and private organizations, she works to develop and assist a network of partners that are improving habitat and fostering a culture of shorebird conservation. This is possible through delivery of training workshops, implementation of conservation initiatives, and on-the-ground habitat management and community outreach.


Monica has extensive experience working with diverse stakeholder groups on conservation projects and research. Prior to joining Manomet, Monica worked with Audubon California, where she led their Bird Friendly Farming Initiative in California’s Central Valley. She has led an array of conservation projects and research, in both ecology and social science. Monica holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of California Santa Cruz, and a M.Sc. in Zoology from North Carolina State University. She is a 2017 Wilburforce Fellow in Conservation Science.


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Find Monica on Twitter: @Monica_Iglecia