William A. Mackin, Ph.D., Director of Island Conservation
April 13, 2017
Will Mackin is a zoologist and conservation biologist who has worked to protect seabirds in the wider Caribbean Region throughout his career. From 2010 to 2013, Will led the team with the Bahamas National Trust and the non-profit Island Conservation to restore Allen Cay in the Bahamas by removing non-native, invasive mice.
Since 1998, Will has collaborated with Caribbean naturalists
to identify and inventory breeding sites across the West
Indies (www.wicbirds.net). He has also planned dozens of
field expeditions, training courses, and ecotours to visit
seabird islands. Will studied vocal behavior of the
Audubon's shearwater as a doctoral student at the
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He has banded
thousands of seabirds throughout the Bahamas.
Will is the co-chair of the BirdsCaribbean Seabird Group.
Will is a master bird-bander and he loves to visit wilderness
areas to document nature. Will also has eight years of full
time teaching experience at the college level and he has
consulted on various ecological and environmental projects since 2006. Selected examples of his professional work can be found through the links just to the right of this home page.
Members of Terra Mar
Applied Sciences, LLC
J. Christopher Haney, Ph.D.
President and Founder
October 17, 2013
Vice-president of Conservation Planning
November 8, 2013
Spencer R. Phillips, Ph.D.
Vice-president of Economics
December 2, 2013
Director of Island Conservation
April 13, 2017
Seabirds of the Cay Sal Bank, The Bahamas
Current and former populations of Audubon's Shearwater (Puffinus lherminieri) in the Caribbean region