Photograph of American Robin - (c) Matt Bango

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Carla Cicero
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
University of California, Berkeley

Web communications

Jordan Rutter

Photo selection and editing

Morgan Tingley
University of Connecticut

Judy Wilson
Site Shack Web Design

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Bonnie Bowen
Emily Cohen
Caren Cooper
Melanie Colon
Scott Gillihan
Susan Haig
Dylan Kesler
Frank Moore
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Melinda Pruett-Jones

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We are proud to present the work of the following photographers who have graciously shared their work with American Ornithology.

Photographs used on this website are the property of the photographer and may not be copied or reproduced without permission of the photographer.

Matt Bango

Matt has been birding and photographing wildlife for 10 years across a dozen countries. He is currently pursing and photographing every shorebird species in the world. Matt’s work has been highlighted by the Audubon Society, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and in several books and magazines.

View Matt's work at
Follow Matt on Twitter at @mattbangophoto
© Matt Bango 2015

Shawn Billerman

© Shawn Billerman 2015

Peter Cavanagh

Peter Cavanagh is a Pacific North West photographer who specializes in capturing images of birds in flight. He guest curated an exhibition called How Birds Fly at the Seattle Museum of Flight in 2015 and has a book by the same name in preparation. His images are featured by the Audubon Society, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and can be seen in the permanent collection on board the Washington State Ferry Samish.

View Peter's work at
Follow Peter on Twitter at @howbirdsfly
© Peter R. Cavanagh 2015

Paul Marto

Paul grew up in California but moved to Salt Lake City, Utah in July 2013, to enjoy a slower pace of life while pursuing his passion for photography. Paul’s work has recently been highlighted by National Geographic, American Ornithology, Sea & Sage Audubon Society, The Environmental Nature Center, The O.C. Register, Irvine World News, Irvine Valley College, and He is a recent winner in the City of Irvine 40th Anniversary Photo Contest and his works have won numerous on line photo contests as well. Before moving to Salt Lake City he was very active within the Irvine Unified School District where he gave presentations on wildlife photography.

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© Paul Marto 2015

Alison Sheehey

A photographer and naturalist, Alison's research includes the Rose-ringed Parakeets of Bakersfield and the fauna and flora of Kern County, California. She holds an AA in Anthropology from Bakersfield College and is a Certified California Master Naturalist through the UC Davis Master Naturalist program. In addition, she has completed extensive Biology and Geology coursework at California State University Bakersfield. Alison has published stories and photos in local and national magazines and periodicals, and is the author of Wildflowers of the Southern Sierra Nevada. She leads natural history and birding tours around California, and is currently working on a travel book about her explorations of natural places in North America.

More information on Alison can be found her website
Follow Alison on Twitter at @NatureAli
© Ali Sheehey 2015

David Speiser

David Speiser has been a birder and photographer for over 20 years and in that time he has traveled all over the world seeing more than 4,000 species. He serves on the Board of Directors and is EVP of New York City Audubon and on the Board of Directors Save the Frogs!

View David's work at
Follow David on Twitter at @toucan10000
© David Speiser 2015

Lloyd Spitalnik

Lloyd Spitalnik, a well known birder and accomplished photographer, lives and works in New York City and the surrounding area. Along with Kevin Karlson and Scott Elowitz, Lloyd has co-authored a book entitled Visions: Earth's Elements in Bird and Nature Photography.

Lloyd leads instructional photo tours in the New York City area and offers private lessons in both Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. He is sought after for his inspiring talks and slideshow presentations to both birding and photography clubs. Along with Don Riepe and Kevin Karlson, Lloyd organizes and conducts the Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival every August.

View Lloyd's work at
Follow Lloyd on Twitter at @lloydsphotos
© Lloyd Spitalnik 2015

Tara Tanaka

Tara began digiscoping six years ago in order to capture the beauty of the birds and wildlife in her backyard cypress pond. She strives to capture the personalities and behavior of her subjects so that the viewer can better relate to and feel a connection with them, and hopefully be inspired to help protect them. She now spends a lot of her digiscoping time videoing her subjects.

View Tara's photos and videos at and
Follow Tara on Twitter at @thedigiscoper
© Tara Tanaka 2015

Morgan Tingley

Dr. Morgan Tingley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut.

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Follow Morgan on Twitter at @mwtingley
© Morgan Tingley 2015

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