Steve Kolbe M.S.

Professional Title
Avian Ecologist
Steve Kolbe is an avian ecologist with a special interest in bird migration and movement, testing novel survey methodologies, and acoustic identification. His research focuses on the ways in which birds use their environment at varying scales throughout the annual cycle.


M.S. Integrated Biosciences, University of Minnesota - Duluth, 2018
B.S. Miami University, 2009


NRRI News Articles

Wandering bird lover settles at NRRI’s Avian Ecology Lab to grow understanding of bird migration and habitat

Last year, in one three-hour sit on a Duluth rooftop, Steve Kolbe counted 14,000 soaring nighthawks on their annual migration south.