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Lisa Ballard

location-pin Red Lodge, Montana

School: Dartmouth College

Expertise: Birding, butterflies and bugs, outdoor lifestyle and recreation, backyard wildlife, travel, nature

Lisa Ballard

  • Lisa has garnered three Emmy's as a field producer and co-host of the show, "Wildlife Journal" (PBS)
  • She has contributed videos, articles and blogs on birds and birding to a myriad of magazines, websites and apps, including Audubon, The Nature Conservancy's Cool Green Science, Colorado Outdoors, and Wyoming Wildlife.
  • She has authored 13 books in addition to what's listed above.
  • She is a professional skier and member of the Women's Pro Ski Tour


If it's outdoors, Lisa has likely covered it for her work. An Emmy-award-winning producer, she has a keen passion for wildlife, especially birds, and has videoed, photographed and written about them since 1991. A past-president of the Outdoor Writer's Association of America (OWAA), Lisa has also received numerous OWAA Excellence in Craft Awards. When she's not on assignment, she takes great pleasure in watching whatever comes to her feeders in Red Lodge, Montana, where she lives with her husband, Jack.


Dartmouth College, bachelor of arts in economics

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