Our Wildside "BIG YEAR Tours" are back up and running... and Alex Lamoreaux just returned from leading FOUR tours in Texas!
Two Rio Grande Valley trips each combined with an optional Golden-cheeked Warbler/Black-capped Vireo "Short Trip for Target Species." Each combination tour totaled over 275 species!
Join Alex as he shares the highlights, including a number of rarities!
Alex Lamoreaux has been an avid birder and naturalist his entire life. He grew up exploring the farmland hedgerows and Appalachian ridges near Hershey, Pennsylvania. He was always outside scouring the marshlands and forests behind his childhood home for birds and other wildlife, and began banding saw-whet owls and volunteering at Hawk Mountain before he could even drive! Alex has traveled extensively throughout North America, Central America, and South Africa in pursuit of wildlife adventures and research opportunities.
Alex is a freelance biologist, wildlife photographer, and environmental educator. He has worked on a variety of avian research projects ranging from Whimbrel migration along the coast of Virginia, to threatened Yellow-billed Cuckoos nesting in the desert southwest. Alex’s main interests are in the visible migration of birds, especially raptors. He has been the migration counter at the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory for three fall seasons, documenting the massive bird movements that occur along Lake Superior. Alex loves to share his knowledge of nature, and strives to bring the birding community together to enjoy all that birds and wildlife have to offer. Alex currently resides in the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains of southern Oregon, but bird-guiding takes him all over the World! As a senior guide and our North American birding specialist, Alex has a busy schedule of tours throughout the year and hopes to see you out in the field!