Timothy Guida is a research technician at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Migratory Bird Center. He assists in a variety of the center’s projects, both in the lab and in the field. Guida has coordinated the Texas Coastal Banding Project since 2013. This project seeks to discover the timing, abundance and body condition of migrant birds on the Texas coast throughout the spring. The project also engages local students through extensive outreach and education efforts. Additionally, Guida assists with the deployment and retrieval of GPS tags for SMBC's tracking projects and is one of the leaders of SMBC’s bird club. His research interests include the factors which affect the timing and abundance of migratory birds, the ecology of birds in human-impacted landscapes and the conservation of North American songbirds.
B.A., B.S., M.S., Lehigh University
Guida received a B.S. in ecology and a B.A. in English from Lehigh University in 2004. He received his master's from Lehigh University in 2006. After graduation, Guida worked as a field technician for several years on a variety of projects across North America and the Caribbean, before joining the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center in 2011.