Any and all questions about WILD birds - not caged, domestic or poultry. Can answer questions about identification, taxonomy, behavior, courtship, plumage, flight, or anything else. Wild birds only, please.
Taught ornithology (the study of birds) at the university level for 30 years. Have written five books on birds, published 30 scientific articles, write a blog on birds, have the website www.ornithology.com, lectured to hundreds of groups on birds,and have traveled to 90 countries studying birds.
A variety of ornithological and conservation organizations.
Real Simple Magazine, Enterprise-Record, and several ornithological and ecological journals.
PhD in Zoology with emphasis in ornithology.
Professional Achievement Award, Jack Rawlins Chair of Environmental Literach.
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