St. John’s, Antigua
Shanna’s interest in birds was borne from her work removing harmful rats and goats threatening the nesting seabird colonies on Redonda. This interest reached its peak in 2017 when she was asked to be a part of the team conducting population surveys of the island’s sole endemic bird, the Barbuda Warbler after the devastation of Hurricane Irma. Shanna leads the Environmental Awareness Group (EAG) birding club, the Wadadli Warblers, and has a passion for birds that continually inspires others. Shanna is now heavily involved in birding throughout Antigua with the EAG, who offer birding day trips of Caribbean endemics and hard-to-spot migrants.