How did you start birding?
My father. He always had an interest in birds. I've kind of taken my interest of birds into an obsession. He definitely gave me a push, and I had an interest in birds at a young age.
As a millennial, we've grown up using technology at our disposal. How has this helped you as a birder?
It's definitely helped me identify some birds that initially stumped me. I use eBird to figure out where the hotspots are. Other than that, I usually just use an old-fashioned paper and pictures [field guide].
Birding for me is very addictive. I need it. I need my weekly dose of it. At times I find it really dorky, but in the coolest way possible. [laughs]
I love it, it's great.