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

 

 

 

Peter Thompson 

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Sitting next to the Hudson Bay, waiting for a jaeger flyby

Age: 16

Banding Name: Plain-eared Tanager-Hummingbird

Favorite Warbler: Louisiana Waterthrush

Birding Since: March 2014

Best Yard Bird: Northern Pintail

 

 

Preston Lust 

Age: 15

Banding Name: Pacific Red-lored Umbrellabird

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Standing on a manicured lawn.

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: 15

Birding since: Age 12

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Releasing a Hermit Thrush at Fall Birdcraft Banding

Banding Name: Artificial Intelligence Kingbird

Favorite Bird: Horned Lark

Favorite Warbler:  American Redstart

Best State Bird: Tufted Duck

Favorite Shorebird: Piping Plover

 

 

Jory Teltser – President

Alex and I on a Mini Pelagic off of Chatham, Mass

Alex (left) and I (right) on a Mini Pelagic off of Chatham, MA

Age: 16

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

 

Will Schenck – Secretary

Exploits with cattails during winter birding in Bellevue, ID 

Age: 14

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

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