Dr. Christian Artuso is Bird Studies Canada’s Manitoba Program Manager. He is the coordinator of the Manitoba Breeding Bird Atlas, chair of the Manitoba Important Bird Area steering committee, committee member of the Manitoba Chimney Swift Initiative and involved in ongoing Species At Risk research and monitoring, including as a recovery team member for the Golden-winged Warbler (Threatened). He received his Ph.D. in 2009 from the Department of Environment and Geography at the University of Manitoba for research on how the population density, breeding, habitat selection and diet of Eastern Screech-Owls are affected by human population density. He has provisional adjunct status in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba. Christian also sits on the board of Nature Manitoba, is involved with the Manitoba Avian Records Committee, and participates in numerous bird surveys such as the Manitoba Nocturnal Owl Survey, Breeding Bird Survey and Christmas Bird Count. Christian is passionate about conservation biology and avian monitoring, in particular through the application of citizen science. He is dedicated to outreach and capacity building and has delivered scores of workshops and training sessions throughout Manitoba over the past 7 years, as well as raising over one million dollars for bird monitoring and conservation.