Joanne Bauer began birding as a child alongside her mother in the woods behind their New Jersey home. Many years later she took ASNV’s course, “Birding by Ear,” and a new world opened up through the trees. She has been a member of Audubon for as long as she can remember. Joining the board in 2013 after many years of active birding in Reston, she has worked on advocacy, conservation, education and fundraising issues. Joanne is a visual artist and the former exhibitions director of Greater Reston Arts Center.