Kevin Karlson is an accomplished birder, professional tour leader and wildlife photographer who has published numerous articles on bird identification and natural history for an assortment of magazines, journals, calendars and CD/DVDs. A former photo editor for North American Birds, he also wrote the Birder’s ID column for Wild Bird Magazine.
Kevin has authored or co-authored numerous books, including: "Visions," "The Shorebird Guide," "Peterson's Birding by Impression," "Gulls Simplified" and "Birds of Prey."
As the sole ornithologist for Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s DVD Birds of North America, Kevin prepared photos and wrote captions for over 2600 bird images, including over 800 of his own. He also wrote the shorebird section for a Field Guide of North American Birds by DK Publishing in Great Britain (2008). He is a regular presence at numerous Bird and Nature festivals around North America, where he gives keynote presentations and workshops on bird identification and natural history, and leads field trips to a variety of locations. Kevin also leads a select number of photography and birdwatching tours.
Kevin is a regular presence at numerous birding and nature festivals around North America, where he gives keynote presentations and workshops on bird identification and natural history, and leads field trips to a variety of locations. Some of his annual venues include: The Rio Grande Valley Bird Festival in Texas; Galveston, Texas’ Featherfest Bird Festival; Space Coast Bird Festival in Titusville Florida and Cape May’s Annual Spring and Fall Weekends.