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Chris Chappell

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Chris has been birding and leading birding field trips for over 45 years, beginning in Washington state where he grew up. He is gifted in the realm of ‘birding by ear’, which he began learning at age 12. His birding and field adventures have taken him all over western North America, Latin America, and Asia. Chris studied ornithology intensively in college and worked on a variety of field ornithological research projects for several universities and agencies. He has a master’s degree in Ecosystems Analysis, worked for many years as a Vegetation Ecologist for the Washington Natural Heritage Program, and integrates his knowledge and interests in bird behavior, bird habitats, vegetation, and ecosystems into his guiding. He is a skilled educator and has taught ‘Birding by Ear’ to Audubon Master Birders, ornithology and wildlife biology to college students, and bird identification to agency staff.

Chris owns and operates Take Flight Birding & Nature Adventures, and offers personalized tours in New Mexico and south-central Colorado as well as Arizona. See for more info.