Birder's Guide

NOV 2018

Birder's Guide is the American Birding Association's newest publication. Each issue focuses on a key subject, providing tips from experienced birders on a wide variety of topics like Travel, Listing & Taxonomy, Gear, and Conservation & Community.

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5 November 2018 | Birder's Guide to Gear Jennie Duberstein is a wildlife biologist and conservation social scientist who has spent her professional career working to build partnerships for conservation of birds and habitats across the U.S. and northwest Mexico. Jennie coordinates the Sonoran Joint Venture, a binational partnership with a mis- sion to conserve the unique birds and habitats of the south- western U.S. and northwestern Mexico. She has worked with young birders for many years by coordinating field courses, summer camps, and conferences, and by generally helping to connect young birders with opportunities and each oth- er. She directs the ABA's Camp Colorado, manages the ABA Young Birders Facebook page and the ABA's young birder blog ("The Eyrie"), and co-leads VENT's Camp Chiricahua. Ted Floyd is the Editor of Birding magazine, the award- winning flagship publication of the American Birding Association. He has written five bird books, including the Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America (HarperCollins, 2008) and the forthcoming How to Know the Birds (National Geographic, 2019). Ted is also the author of more than 200 popular articles, technical papers, and book chapters on birds and nature. He is especially interested in analyzing bird vocalizations, in interpreting birds and na - ture for children and beginners, and in applying new media and emerging technologies toward the appreciation of na- ture. He and his family live in Lafayette, Colorado. Kevin Loughlin was raised to appreciate nature while ex- ploring the woodlands of Pennsylvania. At age six, during a family trip through the American West, Kevin became fascinated with seeing and photographing new and differ- ent birds throughout North America. He wanted to share his experiences with others and in 1993 created Wildside Nature Tours. Now celebrating 25 years of leading tours, Kevin has been on all but one continent (Australia). His photographs and articles have appeared in magazines such as Living Bird, WildBird, Nature Photographer, Audubon, and Philadelphia, as well as many natural history books, includ- ing the Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America. An environmental biologist, wilderness junkie, and lifelong birder, Marcel Such is happiest when immersed fully into the natural world around him. He takes no greater pleasure than in using his own two feet to run, ski, and backpack though the mountains in pursuit of birds and adventure. Though a true child of the mountains, he recently "changed his chick- ens" from Gunnison Sage-Grouse to Sharp-tailed Grouse, having moved from the mountains of Colorado to the corn- fields of the Nebraskan panhandle, where he is slowly learn- ing to cope with and appreciate his new environment. Jory G. Teltser is a high school senior who has been bird- ing and photographing wildlife almost 10 years. He is the President of the Connecticut Young Birders Club. Jory is a member of the Land Management Committee of the Aspetuck Land Trust, and is spearheading avian research and study across the trust's 100-plus preserves. He is pas- sionate about birding, photography, and music. He plays the French horn, and when not listening to bird calls, lis- tens to classical music and jazz. Jory is also a member of the Staples High School Orphenians, an elite choral group that recently toured Australia, with a performance at the Sydney Opera House. Jory hopes to continue birding and doing re- search throughout college and beyond. About the Authors

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