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Minnesota and North Dakota: Premier Birding Guide Biographical Sketches

Jesse Huth

Jesse Huth was born and raised in the Texas Hill Country, and began birding at the age of six. He quickly joined up with local birding groups, and started going on birding trips all over the state. He eventually started leading local trips for the Wimberley Birding Society, and captaining a team in the Great Texas Birding Classic almost every year. He regularly conducts bird surveys for landowners who maintain wildlife management plans on their properties around Texas. Now with over 18 years experience birding in Texas he has begun to lead a number of Texas trips for the Partnership for International Birding, and assist with other trips around the country.

Jesse enjoys birding all over the world, including many parts of the United States, India, Costa Rica, Peru, Bahamas, and the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Ukraine.

He recently graduated from Texas A&M with an M.S. in poultry welfare and behavior, and a B.S. in poultry science. When not birding, Jesse runs a poultry consultation business to help small flock owners correctly raise, house, feed, care for, and understand their chickens.


John Drummond

"John works very hard to make sure you see your target species and adds a bit of jest to the trip."


John Drummond is a very experienced world bird watcher with over 7500 bird species on his world bird list and has birded in 57 countries, covering 6 continents.


John has been a leader, co-leader or has advanced a number of international trips covering Australia, Bolivia, Cuba , Colombia , Ecuador , Jamaica, Japan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Uganda. He has also led many 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 searching constantly and finds birds through holes in thick vegetation which you may have missed. He is dedicated to getting you to see the bird.


John has been birding for nearly sixty years and has been planning and plotting birding 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 for the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the USGS. John regularly speaks to a number of Audubon and other ornithological groups.


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