Allen Chartier

Joined: Jan 31, 2015 Last Active: Sep 25, 2022 iNaturalist Monthly Supporter since April 2021

I have been interested in science and nature since I was 5 years old, and began birdwatching when I was 11. Since we were married in 1979, my wife and I have been on birding trips to 28 countries, and have birded in all 50 U.S. states. I have been a photographer since 1979 and switched over to digital in 2005. I have been a bird bander since 1997 and a hummingbird bander since 2000 when I began my Great Lakes HummerNet research project. I am co-editor of "A Birder's Guide to Michigan" published by the ABA, and have been a contributing author for various recent projects with National Geographic including "Complete Birds of North America", "Complete Birds of the World", and "Handheld Birds." I was lead editor of the "Second Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas" (online 2011) and "Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas II" (print 2013). In 2018, I authored "Field Guide to Birds of Michigan" published by the ABA. My interests also include Reptiles and Amphibians (especially salamanders), Butterflies and Moths, Beetles, Dragonflies, Spiders, Wildflowers (especially Orchids); and basically any form of life that I can attempt to identify.

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