BIRDING GUIDE & NATURALIST
Bert started watching birds at age 8 in Wisconsin, but never met another birder until going to Texas as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 1971. Birding the new state added immensely to his life list and soon he began attending and then leading birding field trips for the Rio Brazos Audubon Society. Some 200 organized field trips under his belt, he started organizing trips for the Texas Ornithological Society (TOS) and was a Director for the society for nearly a decade.
Currently, he is subregional editor for North American Birds and is in the process of writing a book on The Birds of the Texas Oaks and Prairies. His book A Birder's Guide to Belize was published in 2013 by the American Birding Association. He also is e-Bird editor for the country of Belize and for the Central Prairies of Texas.
He has birded in all 50 states, all Canadian provinces, almost all Mexico states, plus Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Bermuda, and throughout Central America. He has organized and led birding RV caravans throughout Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Manitoba, British Columbia, the Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Labrador, Alaska, New Zealand, and Australia.