Member Profiles

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Life Fernandina’s Flicker…booyah!

Alex Burdo – President Emeritus

Age: 20

Banding Name: Almighty Bunting

Favorite Warbler: Cerulean Warbler

Birding since: Age 5

Best Scientific Name: Torreornis inexpectata

 

Brendan Murtha -President Emeritus

Heading out for a winter sea watch in Chatham, MA.

Heading out for a winter sea watch in Chatham, MA.

Age: 17

Banding Name: Brilliant Murrelet

Favorite Warbler: Louisiana Waterthrush

Birding since: Age 9

Spark bird: Parasitic Jaeger

 

 

 

Jory Teltser – President Emeritus

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Wrapping up a seawatch in Sydney, Australia (2018)

Age: 18

Birding since: 9 years old

Banding Name: Jolly Tern

Favorite Warbler: Black-throated Blue

Best State Bird: Sprague’s Pipit

Best Yard Bird: Cackling Goose

Spark Bird: Northern Saw-whet Owl

 
 
Nic Main – President
 
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Age: 16
 
Birding since: 14
 
Favorite warbler: Prairie Warbler
 
Best yard bird: Purple Martin
 
Best state bird: Varied Thrush
 
Spark bird: Pileated Woodpecker
 

 

 

 

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Standing on a manicured lawn.

Preston Lust 

Age: 17

Banding Name: Pacific Red-lored Umbrellabird

Favorite Warbler: Cerulean Warbler

Birding Since: Age 10

Best State Bird: Ash-throated Flycatcher

Best Yard Bird: Clay-colored Sparrow

 

 

Aidan Kiley – Vice President

Age: 18

Birding since: Age 12

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Releasing a Hermit Thrush at Fall Birdcraft Banding

Banding Name: Artificial Intelligence Kingbird

Favorite Bird: Blue-headed Vireo

Favorite Warbler:  American Redstart

Best State Bird: Sprague’s Pipit/Pacific-slope Flycatcher

Favorite Shorebird: Piping Plover

Best Town Bird: Pink-footed Goose (self-found!)

 

 

Will Schenck

Exploits with cattails during winter birding in Bellevue, ID 

Age: 16

Birding since: 13 years old

Banding Name: Wicked Scoter

Favorite Warbler: American Redstart

Best State Bird: Pink-footed Goose

Best Yard Bird: Red-necked Grebe

Spark Bird: Bufflehead

 

 

James Leone IMG_3764

Age: 14

Birding since: 13 years old 

Favorite warbler: Painted Redstart 

Best state bird: Roseate Spoonbill

Best yard bird: Dickcissel 

Spark bird: Great Blue Heron 

 

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Tony Belejack

Age:11
 
Birding Since: 9 years old
 
Favorite Warbler: Black-throated Green Warbler
 
Best state bird: Roseate Spoonbill
 
Best Yard Bird: Pine Siskin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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