US Office Manager

Anna Wittmer and Ben Warner are birders and all-around nature enthusiasts from Ohio. Both have been fascinated by most types of living creatures since childhood and grew up catching insects, frogs, and snakes. This grew into a lifelong passion for wildlife, and during college both Anna and Ben discovered birding through ornithology courses. Years later the two met at the Biggest Week in American Birding in northwest Ohio, and in 2016 they were married.

Anna really began to focus on studying the behavior and ecology of birds in 2008. She started her birding career on the Lake Erie shores and islands while studying ecology and conservation biology at Bowling Green State University and the Ohio State University’s island campus, Stone Laboratory. Four years later Anna became a definite “lister” and now focuses much of her time on building her life list in addition to her ABA, state, and county lists. Anna has traveled expansively across the continent of North America and greatly looks forward to expanding her travels globally. When not birding, Anna has worked at the Ohio Bird Sanctuary, Rock Point Banding Station, Prairie Winds Nature Farm, and currently works at Wild Birds Unlimited in addition to working full-time with Birding Ecotours. She has also enjoyed volunteering with organizations such as Black Swamp Bird Observatory, Columbus Audubon, South Bend-Elkhart Audubon Society, and Greater Mohican Audubon Society.