Jeff has lived in the Rogue Valley since 1969, and he’s spent most of that half-century as an archaeologist and historian. His love of birds (which began before the age of five with his beloved parakeet, Joe) has evolved over the years, resulting in a modest life-list and the acknowledgement that he has much, much to learn from experienced birders. Now finally armed with a new, good pair of binoculars, Jeff is excited to keep learning more about birds.
As a Navy brat, Jeff grew up in various places in the US and overseas, gravitating to the nearest “nature spot” at each place. With a Ph.D in American history from U of O, he taught as adjunct faculty at SOU for many years. The author of published books and many articles, he gives presentations and field trips almost at the drop of a hat.