I am a biologist, scientific illustrator, nature writer, and birding guide based in Southern California.

I am an experienced senior-level biological consultant available for work throughout the West and Southwest. Find out more about my background and services:



My experience as a biologist informs my work as a scientific illustrator. I specialize in highly-detailed pen-and-ink renderings of wildlife. View and purchase my work:


Recent Blog Posts

Great Horned Owl in a Tamarisk Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - I’m pleased to announce the completion of my next wildlife illustration: Great Horned Owl in a Tamarisk. Clicking the image below will take you to the image’s page in wildlife.graphics where you can purchase the image itself as a print, or printed on a variety of household items like mugs, towels, and t-shirts. – Class: … Continue reading Great Horned Owl in a Tamarisk
A Four Balloon Day on Wilson Monday, June 26, 2017 - Yesterday was a trail running day with my wife. It was expected to be hot (and it was!), but my wife doesn’t like driving up to the high country like I do. The compromise was to run on the shady north side of Mt. Wilson, basically dropping 1,250 feet down to the west fork of … Continue reading A Four Balloon Day on Wilson
Raptors in Flight Saturday, June 24, 2017 - In response to a question about hawk identification on nextdoor.com (a neighborhood-based social media site), I posted a long discussion about the status of various raptors in our neighborhood. Someone posted a follow-up question about how to tell hawks from falcons in flight. I thought the easiest way to do that would be to post … Continue reading Raptors in Flight
Greater Roadrunner Monday, June 19, 2017 - I see Greater Roadrunners all the time, but only have managed to get good photos once on vacation in Baja California Sur, Mexico. This one almost acted as if it was modeling for me this morning while I was mapping coastal sage scrub in Ventura County. Greater Roadrunners are members of the cuckoo family, and … Continue reading Greater Roadrunner
Recent Projects – June 2017 Friday, June 2, 2017 - As we approach the mid-point of the year, I thought I’d take a moment to summarize what has been a pretty good year for me so far as a biological consultant. The following are projects I have worked on, or am in the process of working on, in 2017. You will understand, of course, that … Continue reading Recent Projects – June 2017

I am now the Chiquibul Bird Program Coordinator for Friends for Conservation and Development in Belize.