Home: Peoria, Ill.
Occupation: Journal Star news assistant
How many days a year do you birdwatch? Daily
Favorite piece of gear? Binoculars
Gear you splurged on? Binoculars
Most memorable outing in Illinois? On a farm in Galena, early spring and chilly (verging on cold), the sun hit some cardinals just right and wow were they red.
What got you interested in birding? My dad, Bill Ford. He is a true birder, not just the backyard kind. It's kind of cool that at age 85 he is still excited about birds.
How long have you been birding? Since college
Favorite species to observe? All of them. Their construction is amazing.
Favorite places to bird in Illinois?
MORE BIRDING PROFILES
Submit your Featured Birder profile here.