About Me

Always happiest on the ocean.
Amateur and aspiring naturalist, Lisa Ann Malandrino was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and has always taken an active interest in wildlife and conservation, with a focus on Oceanography, Marine Biology and Ornithology.

Can youuu diggggg it? (photo by Monmouth County Parks)

Her passion for bird-watching  developed at a young age when her father, a former pigeon breeder and racer would sit at the window of their fourth floor apartment and call out different birds as they sat in the tree outside their window. A former member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (2001-2005), stationed at Boston Light, her docent program focus was to highlight the ecosystems of the Boston Harbor Islands, with an emphasis on the many birds that visit the islands.

She has lived in New York, Massachusetts and her current home state of New Jersey, where she resides with her pet Betta, Audubon. Today, she can be found helping to protect the Piping Plover (PIPL) and Least Terns (LETE) of Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park in Long Branch, NJ or birding her favorite spots at Cape May, Sandy Hook, The Great Swamp and the vast parks of Monmouth County. Lisa’s goal is to one day be a strong enough birder to participate in the competitive portion of the World Series of Birding.



  • Endangered Shorebird Monitor/ Mentor, Monmouth County Parks (7 Presidents)
  • World Series of Birding participant: SHBO Century Run Team 5/14/11
  • Participant – Pelagic trip from Belmar, NJ aboard Suzie Girl (See Life Paulagics) 3/26/11
  • Participant – “Gulls Simplified” led by Michael O’Brien, Cape May School of Birding 2/26/11
  • Participant – Great Backyard Bird Count 2011
  • “Birded” the Gulf Coast – Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana
  • Participant – “Winter Specialties” led by Mike Crewe, Cape May School of Birding 1/15-16/2011
  • Participant – Raritan Bay Estuary (NJ) Audubon Christmas Bird Count 1/2/11
  • Active Participant – The Cornell Lab of Ornithology – Project FeederWatch
  • Active eBirder


  • Endangered Shorebird Monitor, Monmouth County Parks (7 Presidents) – 270+ hours
  • Trails Team Member, Monmouth County Parks – (Trails Work: Holmdel Park, Charleston Springs, UTT (Freehold))
  • Dune Analysis Project, Monmouth County Parks – (7 Presidents)
  • Participant – Staten Island (NYC) Audubon Christmas Bird Count 12/18/10
  • Participant – Assunpink (NJ) Audubon Christmas Bird Count 12/26/10
  • Active eBirder

2003 – 2004

  • Researched and Illustrated Article – Birds of The Boston Harbor Islands (USCGAUX BOS LIGHT MANUAL)


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