I'm author of over a dozen books about birds including the American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of Minnesota, Into the Nest: Intimate Views of the Courting, Parenting, and Family Lives of Familiar Birds, and The National Geographic Pocket Guide to Birds of North America. Since 1986, I've been producing a radio program called "For the Birds," which is podcast on iTunes; my podcast and lots of information about birds are available on my webpage.


Please don't use my photos without permission, and please don't ask to use my photos for your own work except for conservation and environmental education. I'm delighted to give permission to use them as references for most artists, but expect to be asked for permission first. These photos, my public speaking, and my writing are my only sources of income.

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  • JoinedMarch 2005
  • OccupationWriter, photographer, public speaker, and editor
  • HometownChicago
  • Current cityDuluth, MN


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