Jeff Meshach is the Deputy Director of World Bird Sanctuary and was “hatched” and raised in New Jersey, and started with World Bird Sanctuary way back in 1985 as a non-paid intern.
He was part of World Bird Sanctuary’s first ever Peregrine Falcon release program in 1985, when the Peregrine was still an endangered species. Because of efforts by World Bird Sanctuary and many other organizations around the nation, the Peregrine was taken off the endangered species list in 1998.
Every May and June Jeff bands the Peregrine babies in at least 5 of the 7 known nests in the St. Louis area. Jeff considers his banding efforts to be one of the greatest privileges in the world.
Jeff also takes care of the Sanctuary’s permits, insurance and our educational bird shows presented at zoos around the country.