Experience incredible birdlife with SterlingBirds in world-famous locations. John has spent years birding in tropical ecosystems and has accumulated a wealth of experience and knowledge on tropical bird identification, ecology and conservation. He enjoys sharing his knowledge of these fascinating birds.

Upcoming tours

California County Birding

County Birders Unite! Anyone can join, if you commit to birding all 58 counties in your lifetime. Pages include individual totals with your own color-coded map and the spreadsheet totals along with those of other county birders. Have fun with it! (See "County Birders" above for more details.)

Start County Birding

Birding Workshops

Attend in-depth workshops on raptors, gulls, shorebirds or other species featuring both classroom and field experience. The goal is to create confidence in identifying/aging individual birds and take the mystery out of bird ID.

Future Workshops


Check out John's photo galleries from around the world with recent updates from Indonesia, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador and other exciting birding destinations.