Trip Leaders

Our pelagic trip leaders and spotters are among the best seabirders in the world. they are all volunteers but they work hard because they love seabirds and they like to share their knowledge about them with others.  If you are interested in becoming a Seabirding leader contact Brian Patteson, but be advised the bar is high.  In 2014 we began a Junior Leader program to give younger birders a chance to work with our seasoned leaders and get some experience leading trips.  Chloe Walker was the first young birder to participate and you will meet her on our 2017 trips as a leader!  Our Junior Leader for 2017 is Sage Church, he will be with us this year for some of the Spring Blitz trips!

Seabirding Leaders and Spotters on your trip in 2017 might include:

  • Brian Patteson
  • Kate Sutherland
  • Ned Brinkley
  • Steve Howell
  • Todd McGrath
  • David Shoch
  • George Armistead
  • Bob Fogg
  • Jeff Pippen
  • Chris Sloan
  • Nick Bonomo
  • Scott Winton
  • Lev Frid
  • Dave Pereksta
  • Kyle Kittelberger
  • Nate Swick
  • Tom Johnson
  • Jeff Lemons
  • Peter Flood
  • Natalia Ocampo Penuela
  • Chloe Walker
  • Lucas Bobay
  • Ed Corey
  • Kate Sutherland, who is also a great spotter and leader, has kept our seabird records for sixteen years now.  Kate’s hard work had been instrumental in our successes to date.