Ken is a photographer and Madagascar-based nature guide for Tropical Birding. As a boy, Ken discovered Flickers in the Pennsylvania woods, and has been chasing birds ever since. In his teens, he was the ABA/Leica Young Birder of the Year and the Wildbird Birder of the Year. For parts of 6 years, he worked for Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory in far-flung and usually remote locations between Montana and New Mexico. He spent one fall counting the monumental raptor migration in Veracruz, Mexico. Ken also spent parts of three years counting birds in Cape May. There he developed a particular interest in seawatching, and he is the co-author of the Peterson Reference Guide to Seawatching: Eastern Waterbirds in Flight, a ground-breaking field guide published by Houghton-Mifflin. He was a member of the team that set a North American big day record in 2008. Ken lives in Madagascar and guides tours all over Africa, Europe, and Asia. His non-birding interests include history, classic literature, fishing, climbing mountains, gardening, cooking, and eating. He is a keen photographer, and enjoys guiding photo journeys. He considers the lack of Dr. Pepper one of the few hardships of living in Africa! Ken co-authored Birding Ethiopia and Wild Rwanda, and has several other book projects in the works.
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