Biggest Week Speaker and Field Trip Leader
has had a love for birds since he
was a child.
Graduating from Northland College with a Natural Resources degree back in 2008, Erik has experienced a broad spectrum of birds and ecosystems.
avian field experiences have taken him throughout many of the northern states; including conducting bird surveys throughout the expanses of the prairie potholes in North Dakota & South Dakota, cavity-nesting surveys in the mountains & coastal regions of western Oregon, and bushwhacking throughout northern Minnesota & northern Wisconsin with breeding bird surveys.
For the past five fall seasons Erik
has been the count interpreter (hawk pointer-outer guy) at Hawk Ridge in Duluth.
He has taught field ornithology several times at Northland College.
Erik is a board member of the Duluth Audubon Society, and offers weekly hikes for the public as well as monthly talks and bird identification workshops through the Duluth Audubon Society and the local nature center in Duluth.
Erik's passion to educate others about birds has led him to create his
own business, Naturally Avian
biggest aspiration with Naturally Avian
is to inspire conservation and environmental awareness through his
birding tours, wildlife photography and public presentations.
As of 2013, Erik
has guided birders from 26 states and four European countries.
home in Duluth, MN, where he
has shown birders up to 17 species of breeding warblers in single late-spring days, and bog-dwelling Great Gray Owls, Gray Jays and Boreal Chickadees year-round.
loves all birds, he
is a devoted gull and raptor nerd.
guiding website can be found at www.naturallyavian.com.
is thrilled to be returning back for his
third year at the Biggest Week!