Ella Soresen.

Ella Sorensen

Gillmor Sanctuary Manager

Ella Sorensen is the Gillmor Sanctuary manager. She has worked on land and water acquisition, planning, and restoration for Gillmor Sanctuary on Great Salt Lake since 1992. She has a degree in chemistry and medical laboratory science from University of Utah. With her scientific expertise, Ella has consulted on major wetland projects, leads bird tours, and serves on the Conservation Committee at Tracy Aviary. As a long-time bird enthusiast, she has taught bird identification and ecology at Utah Museum of Natural Science, co-authored A Revised Checklist of Utah Birds, and founded and chaired the Utah Rare Birds Committee for ten years. Ella is also a prolific writer and her articles have appeared in Bird Watcher’s Digest, Birding, and Audubon, as well as numerous local publications. For fifteen years she authored an award-winning monthly bird feature in Salt Lake Tribune. When she’s not studying or conserving birds, she enjoys international travel and spending time with her family.

Articles by Ella Sorensen

The Harrier and the Owl
Gillmor Sanctuary

The Harrier and the Owl

— A poetic observation of interesting raptor behavior near Audubon's Gillmor Sanctuary.
Opening the Floodgates
Gillmor Sanctuary

Opening the Floodgates

— A look back on the 10-year anniversary of restoring water to South Shore Preserve.
Putting the Pieces Together
Gillmor Sanctuary

Putting the Pieces Together

— Gillmor Sanctuary gains management of key shorebird habitat