I am a student at Penn State University studying Wildlife Science. I am extremely interested in birds and have been actively birding since the fall of 2009. Currently, I am surveying for the endangered southwestern Willow Flycatchers on the Lower Colorado River on the Arizona and California border. I have surveyed for grassland bird species throughout south-central Kentucky and have banded songbirds throughout the northwestern and central parts of Pennsylvania. I enjoy wildlife photography and ipodscoping. This year I am trying to see over 400 species of birds throughout the United States.