Thomas Kush

Education Intern

Thomas recently joined the Audubon Southwest team as the new education intern for the Rio Salado Audubon Center in Phoenix which means he will help lead educational tours and provide information to visitors at the center.

He will be graduating from Arizona State University later this year with a bachelor’s degree after studying ecology and conservation biology. Over the years he has volunteered with many different conservation organizations and worked on several projects including small mammal trapping, aquatic habitat restoration, and vegetation censusing. In 2023 he took a seasonal, intern position with the Arizona Game and Fish department where he worked on several projects including the monitoring of the critically endangered relict leopard frog, working with the US Forest Service on a fencing project, and the banding of migratory passerines.

When he is not working, Thomas enjoys hiking, playing video games, and roller skating.

Articles by Thomas Kush

Bird of the Month: Rock Wren (Salpinctes obsoletus)

Bird of the Month: Rock Wren (Salpinctes obsoletus)

— Just in time for the changing season, you can listen for this bird of the month’s song! Rock Wrens are remarkable singers that can have a song repertoire of more than 100 song types, many of which appear to be learned from their neighbors.