Springtime Birding in Ohio and Michigan: Premier Birding Guides Biographical Sketch

David Trently

David has loved natural history his entire life, and he has seriously studied birds and butterflies for over twenty-five years. For over two decades, he has led 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 half a dozen trips per year for the Partnership for International Birding. 

 

David has led trips all around the US (especially Alaska, New Jersey, Texas and Ohio/Michigan) and to other countries, including Canada (Newfoundland), Panama, Ecuador, Mexico and Belize.

 

In addition to birding, David spends a lot of time documenting butterfly, dragonfly and moth species for county lists. 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, Lackawanna Audubon Society and the Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society.

 

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 University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.

 

David now lives in his home state of Pennsylvania, where he 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.

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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.