James P. Smith

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Gender Male
Industry Tourism
Occupation Bird Tour Leader
Location Gill/Northfield, Franklin County, MA, United States
Introduction An avid birder for almost forty years, I now lead professional birding trips for a living. My early birding developed in the UK and later in Israel where observing large scale bird migration changed my approach to birding. North America is a relatively new experience but I enjoy it immensely and lead a number of trips in the states every year. I'm also proud to have served on both the Massachusetts Avian Records Committee and the Israel Rarities and Distribution Committee. After a very pleasant spell New Hampshire, my wife and I moved to Massachusetts in 2005 and now have a young son. In fall 2010 we moved to Franklin County, a bird rich corner of Western Massachusetts. JPS