Kerstin Orgill is a Keeper at World Bird Sanctuary.
Originally from Denver, Colorado, Kerstin ventured to Hawai’i for college. During her time at Brigham Young University – Hawai’i, although studying Marine Biology, participated in many research projects with birds. While volunteering on a translocation project of Laysan Albatross chicks, Kerstin decided that she would pursue a career in avian care and conservation. After gaining her degree in Biology and an emphasis in Marine Biology in October 2016, she traveled the country gaining experience in the field. From Connecticut back to Hawai’i and a few places in-between, Kerstin has assisted in aviculture of critically endangered and extinct in the wild bird species, cared for rehabilitated non-releasable birds, assisted in the training of falconry birds, and trained with a variety of animal ambassadors.
In May of 2019, Kerstin accepted a position at World Bird Sanctuary as a Keeper. She loves having the opportunity to work with such a wide variety of raptor species, including Desi. Desi, a Hooded Vulture, is Kerstin’s favorite bird at World Bird Sanctuary.