and a six-month stint in southeastern Arkansas searching for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Tom lives in Brownsville, Oregon and works as a biological consultant.
Jim Danzenbaker started watching and studying birds and all things nature at the tender age of 6 in New Jersey. Eventually, his range extended up into New England and down to North Carolina. He participated in multiple pelagic trips off the Atlantic seaboard before moving west to California. He was a leader on over 300 pelagic trips off the northern California coast and, once again, extended his range to include locations off southern California and Japan. His birding advanced from forays to local hotspots to leading international birding tours to Central and South American destinations including Panama, Ecuador, Venezuela, and Guyana. He toured the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic Peninsula as an onboard Naturalist 13 times. He has presented numerous seabird identification classes at bird festivals across the country. His fondest pelagic memory was finding the first Northern Hemisphere record of Great-winged Petrel off the northern California coast. He's eager to share his knowledge of pelagic birds with anyone who will listen.
Noah Strycker led trips for The Bird Guide in 2014. Noah is off chasing a World Big Year record in 2015. We hope his busy schedule allows him to join Oregon Pelagic Tours as a guide in the future.