Weston Barker

Joined: Jan 16, 2020 Last Active: May 27, 2023 iNaturalist

I'm an avid birder and general naturalist based in midcoast Maine. I am a frequent user of eBird as well. eBird profile! <--
(Profile photo credit to Jaden Thompson. Shows me on Monhegan Island photographing a Willow Flycatcher while holding a Smooth Greensnake.

Feel free to tag me for help with bird ID in the eastern U.S. or Canada! I'd be happy to take a look (or listen) at it.

Most of my expertise lies with birds of the Eastern U.S., but my other interests include moths (I haven't delved into butterflies yet, but that may be coming), galls (particularly oak gall wasps but I won't hesitate to look at other kinds!), tiger beetles (cicindela), and cetaceans (I particularly like learning how to identify them at the surface). I'm pretty well versed in the trees of Maine as well. Desiring to learn more about odonata and orthoptera ID.
Any part of the natural world will interest me!

As well as being am obsessive pursuer of birds, I enjoy photographing and illustrating them (watercolor, colored pencil).
I earned second place in the illustration category of the 2019 ABA Young Birder of the Year contest and in 2022 placed first in illustration and third in photography.

I'm involved with birding clubs/organization such as the ABA's Fledgling magazine, as well as having written twice for Birding magazine. I also write occasionally for a local bird club publication, and I monitor part of an Eastern Bluebird nestbox trail at one of my local birding patches.

Observations in need of ID's: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&quality_grade=needs_id&subview=table&user_id=wbarker26&verifiable=any

My instagram ---> https://www.instagram.com/wbarker26_birding/

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