New writers on the blog

We here at Nemesis Bird are always on the lookout for great new content for the site, and recently we have been reaching out to some of our favorite young field tech techs, ornithologists, photographers and guides to see if they wanted to join forces. We are looking forward to some great content coming from these new additions to the team.

Tim birding in styleTim Schreckengost

Tim is a young field ornithologist from western PA, currently in southern Delaware. He is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Wildlife Ecology studying the validation of NEXRAD data and models of bird migration stopover in the northeast US. He has worked all over the country on bird research projects and in his free time enjoys birding, blogging, and photography. He is interested in migration, radar ornithology, and keeping cats indoors. He also runs the blog Thermal Birding.


stevecuddlingwithnswoSteve Brenner

Steve is a late bloomer when it comes to birding, but ever since taking Drew Weber’s ornithology class at Penn State, it has been all downhill. He has worked a variety of field jobs including studying the impacts of Marcellus Shale development on breeding songbirds in PA for multiple seasons, and also banding Northern Saw-whet Owls for the Ned Smith Center during the fall of 2012. A proud resident of Buffalo, NY, Steve enjoys birding, photography, and exploring potential new hotspots.


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Cory DeStein

Cory primarily became interested in birding with the University of Pittsburgh Birding and Ornithology Club, started by Luke Musher. Since then he has greatly enjoyed chasing birds through out Pennsylvania. He recently relocated to western Montana. He greatly enjoys traveling to many birding hotspots including; Niagara Falls, Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Southern Florida, the Keys, Dry Tortugas, Sax-Zim Bog, Rio Grande Valley, and the Jersey coast. His interests go well beyond birds, so don’t be surprised to see photos of mammals, reptiles, and more that he may encounter while exploring his new home state.


Luke ScopingLuke Musher

Luke Musher is a field biologist currently living in New York, but traveling often to do field work. He has studied and banded birds in Costa Rica, Brazil, New York, New Jersey, and California. He has done field work for some notable organizations including NJ Audubon and PRBO. He is deeply interested in evolutionary biology and the study of historical biogeography, and plans on pursuing graduate school in the near future. Luke has been birding since the young age of 13 and currently also writes on the blog Boom Chachalaca.