SEAR Mission Statement

Established to promote the conservation and preservation of hummingbirds and other neotropical migrants through scientific study and education.

SEAR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Middle Tennessee under the leadership of Federally Licensed Master Bander Cynthia Routledge that strives to continue the research and tradition of hummingbird and passerine education and banding that was established by Bob and Martha Sargent and the Hummer Bird Study Group.

President of SEAR

Cyndi Routledge is a Federal Licensed Master bird bander and CEO of Southeastern Avian Research in Clarksville, Tennessee.  In addition to her non-profit research work with SEAR, Cyndi does avian conservation contract work for The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and manages the Tennessee Watchable Wildlife webpage.

Cyndi is the current secretary of the Tennessee Ornithological Society, President of the Nashville Chapter of TOS, past President of the Warioto Audubon Society, long time volunteer with the Hummer Bird Study Group, past Co-Chair and Education chair of the Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival and works with The International Crane Foundation and Wheeler Wildlife Refuge to educate children and insure the preservation of the Whooping Crane, one of the world’s most endangered species of birds.

Cyndi resides in Clarksville with her husband optometrist Dr. Steve Routledge. They have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.

Steve and Cyndi are avid birders and love to travel.

Northern Saw-whet Owl

SEAR Board of Directors

  • Cynthia Routledge – President

  • Holly Bucy – Secretary

  • Dr. Steven Routledge – Treasurer

  • Matthew Bucy

  • Aubrey Routledge

  • Mary Yandell