John Drummond could be described as an avid bird watcher as he is approaching 6,800 bird species on
his world bird list and has birded in 28 countries, covering 6 continents.

John has been a leader, co-leader or has advanced a number of international trips covering Australia,
Bolivia, Jamaica, Japan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Uganda.  He has also lead a number of trips for a wide
variety of organizations throughout the United States.

Though he has birded around the world, he very much enjoys birding in the United States.

When birding with John, you will find that he is spotting constantly and finds birds through holes in thick
vegetation which you may have missed. He is a handy resource on any birding trip.

John has been birding for nearly sixty years and has been planning and plotting bird trips to every corner
of the globe during most of his adult life.

John has a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Southampton University, England, has extensive field
experience on a number of bird studies, and has spoken to a number of Audubon and other ornithological
Texas 2012 Trip
Leaders and Hosts
"John works very hard to make sure you see your target species and adds a bit of jest to the trip."
John Drummond - Bird Guide and Leader
Photo by Jeannie Mitchell
Photo by Bill Schmoker
For more information or to register for this trip, call Charles at 888-203-7464 or
Charles directly at 720-320-1974 or by email at
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David Trently - Bird Guide and Trip Leader
"David really enjoys finding and showing you the key species for the trip.  David's love of birds
and all nature makes the trip enjoyable and fun."
David has loved natural history his entire life, and he has seriously studied birds and butterflies for over
twenty years.   For nearly two decades, he has lead trips for local bird clubs and Audubon groups, first
starting with the Tennessee Ornithological Society (TOS). That soon led to organizing trips farther afield,
and he now guides 8 to 12 trips per year for the Partnership for International Birding.  

David has led trips all around the US and to other countries, including Panama, Ecuador, Mexico and

In addition to birding, David spends a lot of time documenting species for county lists and photographing
butterflies and dragonflies.  David is also involved in annual BioBlitzes and bird counts, and his advice on
the distribution of certain species is sought out in both Tennessee and Pennsylvania.  He has been in
active leadership roles in the Tennessee Ornithological Society and other birding and conservation efforts.

He has worked at the University of Tennessee in the Entomology and Plant Pathology Department.  He
has an M.S. degree from UT and a B.S. in biology research from the Univ. of Scranton in Pennsylvania.

He has recently moved back to his home state of Pennsylvania, and he now works full-time for the
Partnership for International Birding.  As a Partner in the Partnership for International Birding, he is more
than happy to guide anywhere in the United States and/or host a birding trip in most any country.
Billie Gene "BG" Adams:  
Trip Host and Lucky Brigade Leader

BG has been organizing trips for the "Lucky Brigade" in some manner of form over
the last dozen years.  She adds her enthusiasm for birding to the trip, but keeps
the trip paced to be inclusive of nearly all birders.  Though the group will aim to
add many new life birds to its trip list, the group will go at a comfortable and
leisurely pace.  The luck of the group often bears out daily with a few genuine

BG hosted over twenty trips for the Lucky Brigade to Costa Rica, Trinidad and
Tobago, Ecuador and now Peru.  They have had numerous trips to various birding
locales in the United States as well, including Southeast Arizona, Alaska, Atlantic
Coast, Northern California, South Texas and a number of others.

More on the Lucky Brigade, click here.
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