Bill of the Birds

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Publishing
Occupation Editor/Author
Location Southeastern, Ohio, United States
Introduction Bill Thompson III is the editor of Bird Watcher's Digest by day. He's also a keen birder, the author of many books, a dad, a field trip leader, an ecotourism consultant, a guitar player, the host of the "This Birding Life" podcast, a regular speaker/performer on the birding festival circuit, a gentleman farmer, and a fungi to be around. His North American life list is somewhere between 673 and 675. His favorite bird is the red-headed woodpecker. His "spark bird" was a snowy owl. He has watched birds in 25 countries and 44 states. But his favorite place to watch birds is on the 80-acre farm he shares with his wife, artist/writer Julie Zickefoose. Some kind person once called Bill "The Pied Piper of Birding" and he has been trying to live up to that moniker ever since.
Interests birding, bird watching, music performance
Favorite Music The Swinging Orangutangs, Wilco, Death Cab for Cutie, Ryan Adams, old Elvis Costello, Chet Baker, Laura Viers, Rachael Yamagata, The Shins, eels, The Band