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Charles R. Smith

Naturalist, educator, and conservationist Charlie Smith is a senior research associate with Cornell’s Department of Natural Resources. He also holds an adjunct associate professorship in the graduate program in biodiversity, conservation, and policy in the Department of Biological Sciences at the State University of New York at Albany.

Charlie received a PhD in wildlife ecology from Cornell University in 1977 and a BS (cum laude) for studies in botany, zoology, geology, physical geography, and meteorology from East Tennessee State University. He has served as interim director of natural areas for Cornell Plantations (2003–04 and 2007–08) and has more than 40 years of experience in teaching, research, and conservation related to plants, terrestrial vertebrates, butterflies, and odonates of eastern North America.

In this CornellCast video, Charlie talks about feeding wild birds in winter. To see all of the videos in the Attracting Wild Birds series, visit CornellCast.