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No matter where you live or travel to, birds are always around us to notice and admire. This website is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about the birds you encounter. Read my articles, teach an activity to a child or join me on a field trip. Whichever you choose, Birding Adventures wishes to share the wonder of birds with you.


I grew up in the forests, fields and empty lots of a suburb northwest of Chicago, obtained an undergraduate degree in biology from Northeastern Illinois University, and migrated south to Clemson University where I studied under Sidney Gauthreaux, Jr. After graduating with a master’s degree in ornithology in 1972, I began teaching at Fernbank Science Center in DeKalb County, Georgia, a career that lasted for 28.5 years. My position included teaching ornithology, ecology and animal behavior to grades K-12 along with numerous adult workshops that included natural history and birding trips throughout the United States, Central and South America and Africa.