Steve became obsessed with birding after watching a flock of Cedar Waxwings process mountain ash berries on a Eugene, Oregon street in 1978. He was a member of the Oregon Bird Records Committee before he met his wife, Brooke, and moved to her home town, Ketchikan, Alaska in 1990. Steve’s first fun Alaska birding trip with other fun Alaska birders was to Hyder in June 1991 (Bobolink!), followed by a trip to Middleton Island in September 1991. He’s birded all over Alaska, but his most memorable birding experiences were as a guide for Larry Balch’s Attours birding trips to Attu Island from 1992 to 2000. Steve currently researches salmon runs in southeastern Alaska as a fishery biologist for the State of Alaska. His main interest, however, has always been the status and distribution Alaska’s avifauna, particularly in southeastern Alaska, where he has mined rich Alaskan shockers like the House Finch and House Sparrow.
“Aaron and Nan are incredible people and I learned a lot from both of them–and had another unspeakably fabulous time this summer!” N.H., Speedway, IN
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“And James: A real gem. I simply cannot say enough good things about how well he treated all of us, how supportive he was, let alone how good a birder he was. He’s a real keeper!” N.B., Durham, NC
Luke puts the sneak on a Palm Warbler on Middleton Island. Photo Aaron Lang. Few people are as passionate about birding as Luke DeCicco! That's the truth. Luke grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska where he succumbed to early-onset birding obsession…
Steve became obsessed with birding after watching a flock of Cedar Waxwings process mountain ash berries on a Eugene, Oregon street in 1978. He was a member of the Oregon Bird Records Committee before he met his wife, Brooke, and…
Aaron's interest in birds started as a child growing up in Northern Japan. There he spent his weekends volunteering his time for bird surveys and other related research projects at two Ramsar designated wetlands. After high school he attended the…
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