Current Birding Trips with PIB
|David Trently - Bird Guide and Leader
|Photo by Bill Schmoker
|David has been a serious birder since 1994. In the mid-nineties, he started
leading local field trips for the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee
Ornithological Society (TOS). That soon led to organizing trips farther afield.
In 2004 David and his brother started a nature tour company that led trips all
around the US and to other countries, including Panama, Ecuador, Mexico and
Belize. David is now a partner in the Partnership for International Birding.
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 in east Knox County at Seven Islands
Wildlife Refuge and has been newsletter editor, vice-president and president of
the Knoxville Chapter of TOS, as well as treasurer of the statewide TOS.
He works at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and has M.S. degree from
there and a B.S. in biology research from the Univ. of Scranton in Pennsylvania.
His job in the Entomology & Plant Pathology department involves research in
the use of natural products for plant pest control, as well as related plant
|"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."