Birder's Guide

MAY 2017

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 Conservation & Community | May 2017 6 Elise Faike is a geologist and adventure travel planner who lives in Challis, Idaho with her husband Dave and their little blue heeler Tater. She enjoys birding and watching wildlife locally and around the world. Elise also likes holding and releasing banded birds for her "birds held" list, which includes a Little Blue Penguin in New Zealand. Tasha Goldberg is a traveling writer, edi- tor, and video producer for negotia- tions on sustainable development with the United Nations. She has published and presented on topics relating to ethnobotany, sustainability, and cul- ture. As a trained ethnobotanist and cultural practitioner, Tasha is drawn to the mystical aspects of culture, along with its political and social fabrics. Through her consultancy, Sustainable Solutions, Tasha has worked with di- verse international clients in both the private and public sectors. Daniel Lebbin is a lifelong birder with a special passion for tropical birds and their conservation. As the Vice President of International Programs at American Bird Conservancy (ABC), he works with ABC's partners in Latin America and the Caribbean to reduce threats and to establish, expand, and manage nature reserves for the most threatened birds. He is the lead author of ABC's Guide to Bird Conservation and contributed to the Birds of Bolivia field guide. Daniel earned a Ph.D. from Cornell University, where he re- searched habitat specialization among Amazonian birds in Peru. Noah Strycker , Associate Editor of Birding, lives an adventurous life of birds, at home in Oregon and around the world. He writes and lectures about our fascination with birds for a wide range of audiences. Noah has au- thored three books—Among Penguins (2011), The Thing with Feathers (2014), and Birding Without Borders (2017)—and works as an on-board naturalist for expedition cruises to the Arctic and Antarctic. Alison Világ is a senior environmental writing and media production student at Unity College in Unity, Maine. A life- long birder originally from Michigan, Alison has spent the past two field sea- sons guiding tours on Alaska's St. Paul Island. After graduation, she plans to continue guiding and sharing nature in as many mediums as she can. About the Authors

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