Birder's Guide

AUG 2013

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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About the Authors Diana Doyle travels 12 months a year aboard a catamaran, aptly named "SemiLocal", and is the Department Editor for Birding's "Tools of the Trade" column. She's working on her "personally found" list, trying to locate birds without land or sea tour groups, guides, or listserv stakeouts. Jim Edsall is an expert wood carver/sculptor living in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He has created more than 700 sculptures representing more than 180 bird species, some of which have been presented to President Bill Clinton and artist Robert Bateman. His work is on display in interpretive centers and museums across Canada and the U.S. An avid birder, Jim is also an expert on local butterfies, moths, mosquitoes, dragonfies, and ticks. Richard Gibbons is the Director of Conservation for Houston Audubon. He has worked as an ornithologist throughout the Americas for 17 years, during which time he earned his PhD at Louisiana State University's Museum of Natural Science, where he split his time between coordinating citizen science projects in Louisiana and studying birds, wetlands, and climate change in Peru's high Andes. Alan Knue has traveled extensively around Canada, the U.S., the Caribbean, Middle America, South America, Australia, and Europe, and has recently begun sampling the diverse avifaunae of Asia and Africa. Alan's home port is Seattle, Washington, where he lives with his partner Rob, one dog, and one indoor cat. 8 Birder's Guide to Travel | August 2013 Susan Myers is a tour leader for WINGS/Sunbird and has been a specialist in Asian birding for almost 20 years. The author of the Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo, she makes no apologies for a slight bias towards the rainforest birds of Southeast Asia. Originally from Australia, Susan now spends a lot of her time in North America's incomparable Pacifc Northwest, exploring a very different type of rainforest, as well as volcanoes and plains.  Debi Love Shearwater has been blazing a trail by offering pelagic trips on the West Coast with her company, Shearwater Journeys, for nearly four decades. A world traveler, she leads expedition voyages to the far ends of the Earth. Debi is a past member of the ABA Board of Directors and resides in Hollister, California. Nate Skinner has worked in tourism operations in Alaska, Ecuador, and Colombia, where he once served as the Director of Development and Communications for Fundación Proaves. Nate holds a master's degree in environmental policy and natural resource management. He, his wife Sarah, their son Samuel, and two dogs currently live in Denver, Colorado. Nate Swick manages the ABA Blog and various other social media initiatives. He lives with his wife and young son in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he is an environmental educator for several local organizations.

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