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Art McMorris

I’ve loved the outdoors and the natural world since I was a child, and birds were always a part of that, so I can’t put a finger on when I “started birding.” However, over the years birds have grown from being one interest alongside many others to being a leading passion. I enjoy many different aspects of birds and birding: besides being outdoors and observing birds, both new species and the old familiar ones, I enjoy learning about the whys and wherefores of bird biology: their physiology, behavior, systematics and evolution, population ecology and dynamics, structural and functional adaptations, etc., and how birds fit in with other organisms and the physical environment in the ecosystem as a whole. I enjoy birding both locally and in distant places, and am involved in a number of bird projects (Peregrine Falcons, IBA population studies, the PA Breeding Bird Atlas, Christmas Bird Counts, USGS Breeding Bird Survey, Ivory-billed Woodpecker project, etc.)

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