Welcome! I am an experienced birder and naturalist who has organized and led many nature tours throughout the U.S. and abroad.
I’ve worked as field biologist for the Audubon Society of New Hampshire, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, and has volunteered extensively as a bird-banding assistant on the Isles of Shoals. I have taught numerous birding-by-ear workshops, including weeklong workshops for the American Birding Association for 5-years in a row.
I have a graduate degree in Environmental Studies from Antioch University.
My Programs, Tours, and Workshops
Whether you are new to my Programs, Tours & Workshops, or have already participated in one of these activities, here are some great reasons why you should consider joining me:
Excellent For Novice & Intermediate Birders. My tours and workshops are geared toward novice and intermediate bird watchers, with a complementary interest in general natural history. I will work hard to find birds, and help you to see them, identify them, and learn about them.
Quality Views and/or Sounds. The tour or workshop focus is always to get the best views/sounds of birds and wildlife whenever possible, and memorable experiences. I always bring a spotting scope, which provides high-quality views.
Small Groups. Tours and workshops are generally limited to no more than ten participants. This means more attention to your individual needs and interests, and less of a chance that you will miss out.
Local Knowledge. I have traveled and birded in all of the tour and workshop locations. On overseas tours, I always team up with local guide services.
Hassle-Free Bookings & No Driving. For domestic tours, I handle all lodging arrangements and other logistical details, and I’ll do the driving. All you have to do is get to the tour or workshop starting point. This allows you to relax and enjoy the experience. For overseas tours, I partner with local birding experts and tour operators
Companionship. You get to enjoy the companionship of fellow nature and bird watching enthusiasts, whose enthusiasm and observation skills always enhance the tours or workshops for everyone.