Christopher Rustay

Joined: Apr 30, 2021 Last Active: Jun 05, 2023 iNaturalist Monthly Supporter since November 2022

I've been a birder for almost as long as I can remember, but I also enjoy butterflies and understanding the rest of the natural world. I'm grateful to iNaturalist for encouraging me to look ever more closely at the world around me.
I grew up in the mountains of western North Carolina, USA but have lived the last 30 years (or so) in New Mexico, USA. I especially enjoy desert and grassland landscapes.

For the last 20 years, I've worked for a bird habitat conservation group called the Playa Lakes Joint Venture. You can find out more about us at

My photographs are generally pretty poor. But you are welcome to use them, IF I don't have them attributed to someone else in the Notes section. I'd appreciate a heads-up if you do use one of my photographs.

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