Sharon Irwin

Research Coordinator, SSRC
South Slave Research Centre (Fort Smith)


B.Sc. in Geography


Skills and expertise:

  • Bird surveying (visual & auditory) – breeding birds, owls, nightjars, peregrine falcons, whooping cranes
  • Bat echolation call identification – manual & use of Kaleidoscope software
  • Bioacoustic monitoring (birds & bats) – programming and set up of ARUs
  • Wildlife tracking on snow
  •  Aerial surveying for wildlife
  • Conducting Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Use of GPS, compass, basic ArcGIS, radio telemetry equipment


Current projects: 

  • Beginner Bird Watching presentation and field trips
  • Sustainability plan for Aurora College – Exploring sustainability plans for post-secondary institutions