Results and highlights from the first month of fall bird banding at Lake St. Clair Metropark, Macomb County, Michigan has been posted to the Bird Banding Blog, which can be accessed using the link above.
I have been interested in science and nature since I was 5 years old, and began birdwatching when I was 11. Since we were married in 1979, my wife and I have been on birding trips to 28 countries, and have birded in all 50 U.S. states. I have been a photographer since 1979 and switched over to digital in 2005. I have been a bird bander since 1997 and a hummingbird bander since 2000 when I began my Great Lakes HummerNet research project. I am co-editor of "A Birder's Guide to Michigan" published by the ABA, and have been a contributing author for various recent projects with National Geographic including "Complete Birds of North America", "Complete Birds of the World", and "Handheld Birds." I was lead editor of the "Second Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas" (online 2011) and "Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas II" (print 2013). In 2018, I authored "Field Guide to Birds of Michigan" published by the ABA.