Hello and welcome to World Birds! I’m Hailey and I’ve been the writer and editor for World Birds since 2021. In early 2024, I was given the opportunity to take over the site, so now I’m also the owner. World Birds is a really special website where I’ve been lucky enough to share my passion for birds, birdwatching, wildlife, and the outdoors while connecting with fellow nature-lovers and bird nerds. If you’re reading this, thank you. Seriously. It means the world to me.

Selfie of Hailey Brophy

About me:

My name is Hailey Brophy and I grew up in the Bay Area in California. When I was little, my dad came back from a business trip with a field guide of North American birds. This gift created a passion (bordering on obsession) for birds, birdwatching, and observing nature in general.

I am a UC Berkeley graduate, professional content writer, and former art teacher. My hobbies include birdwatching (obviously), sewing, drawing, gardening, cooking, and basically any other hobby you could picture your grandma getting into. I might be a bit young now, but I was born to be a grandma. I’m an avid reader, lover of the outdoors, and of my other passion, history. I also operate a small history blog called legendsfromhistory.com, so feel free to drop by there if you aren’t sick of me yet!

I’m not the only one running things around here, though. My soon-to-be husband and web admin extraordinaire, Malachi, handles most of the behind-the-scenes work that keeps World Birds running. His hard work and ingenuity is the reason I’m able to do this at all. After years of patiently listening to me ramble about birds, he’s taken on the task of helping me share my ramblings with the world. I’m very grateful.

We’re currently in the process of making over the site, fixing up some of the older content and trying to deliver the best research and storytelling that we can. In the future, I’d like World Birds to be a digital home for bird and wildlife lovers of all walks of life, as well as a resource for citizen science, the latest bird news and research, as well as meaningful stories that focus on our connection with the natural world. If you have suggestions or ideas for things you’d like to see in the future, don’t hesitate to reach out.

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