Deanne DeGrandpre (content marketer by day for CMConsultants) has had (almost) a life-long love affair with wild birds. Her first introduction to birds and their unique qualities was, ironically enough, during a weekend outing with a college class on marine biology at Morro Bay, CA. From there, she took an extension class at UCLA on Birds of Prey, writing her thesis paper on the Great Grey Owl. Since that time, she has enjoyed bird watching, sharing her passion for birds with family and friends. While she briefly owned a pair of love birds and a cockatiel, she has since developed a stance that every bird should do what it was born to do…fly wild.