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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 ( 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

Jeffrey A. Lerner

Vice-president of Conservation Planning

November 8, 2013

Spencer R. Phillips, Ph.D.

Vice-president of Economics

December 2, 2013

William A. Mackin, Ph.D.

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

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