Birder's Guide

MAR 2016

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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Birder's Guide to Travel | March 2016 10 Kathi Borgmann has spent the past 20 years birding and studying birds throughout the Americas. She received her master's degree from Ohio State University, where she studied the ef- fects of non-native plants on nesting success of birds. She received her Ph.D. in 2010 from the University of Arizo- na, where she studied factors that affect the risk of nest predation throughout the breeding season. Recently, Kathi and her partner, Josh Beck, embarked on an ambitious journey traveling and birding throughout the Ameri- cas. They spent 14 months birding nearly every day from Baja to Panama. Kathi and Josh are currently continu- ing their expedition in South America. You can read about their adventures at birdsofpassage.wordpress.com. Cameron Carver was begrudgingly in- doctrinated since early childhood in the ways of birding by his loving par- ents. Fully embracing birding by his late teens, he has never looked back. A past president of the Llano Estacado Audubon Society and an environmental scientist for Tetra Tech, Inc., Cameron devotes much of his life to birding and wildlife-related endeavors. He current - ly keeps personal belongings in Okla- homa City near his favorite pizza shop. Jared Clarke is a native Newfound- lander who grew up on the northeast coast of the island and was introduced to the outdoors at a very young age — mostly by his grandfathers. Always a nature enthusiast, he became interested in birds while working for a local con- servation group. Jared soon became one of the most avid birders in the province. Despite his "offcial" training as a health researcher (Ph.D. Medicine), his love of nature and sharing it with others in- creasingly led him astray. He currently runs a small bird and nature tour busi- ness, Bird•The•Rock, and routinely leads trips at home and abroad for various tour companies. Jared lives in St. John's with his amazing wife, Susan, and their two fun-loving daughters, Emma and Leslie. You can follow his adventures on the blog birdtherock.com. Stephan Lorenz caught the travel bug frst and later developed chronic birding fever. Fortunately, the two go hand in hand. He has been fortunate to work as a guide in Alaska, Texas, Costa Rica, and Brazil and leads tours for High Lonesome Bird Tours. His writing and photos have ap- peared in several publications. Currently, Stephan has taken to the road perma- nently with plans to visit all continents. Brendan McGarry has been birding since he was eight years old. When not travel - ing elsewhere in the U.S. and abroad to bird, he always comes back to the Pacifc Northwest, where he enjoys scanning the Salish Sea for rarities. He works as a natu - ralist guide and a freelance writer and pho- tographer, specializing in natural history. Brendan blogs about birding and nature at wingtrip.org. He lives in Seattle, Washing - ton, with his girlfriend and their cat. About the Authors

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