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About Me

Since childhood, I have been passionate about supporting ornithological research efforts and the restoration of natural habitats for native birds. As a budding scientist, I worked as a field lab assistant bandind and studying bird species in Puerto Rico. I attended graduate school in earth and atmospheric sciences at Cornell University, home to one of the greatest ornithology programs in the nation and also manager of Ebird. I now aim to share my birding experience with others and to help them achieve their goals, whether it's finding new species, learning to identify a bird by their call, or just hoping to have an educational and enjoyable experience in the natural world.

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I have lived in multiple locations across the United States, including the Northeast, Southwest, and Pacific Coast. I spent 2 decades in Arizona and guided bird tours for the Verde Valley Nature Festival in the Cottonwood/Sedona area. I have vistied bird havens in Mexico, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Bolivia, New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa. years, a state of fantastic bird diversity and numerous birding hotspots. I also have traveled beyond the United States to bird havens such as Currently I live with my wife and German Shepherd mix in southern Massachusetts.