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Your Guide

Hello, I'm David Rudin. I grew up exploring the hills and valleys of the northern Appalachian Mountains right outside my backdoor in southwest Pennsylvania. Catching salamanders and crayfish in the creek, fishing for bullhead catfish at Blackburn's Pond and disappearing into the canopied forest every chance I got. 

I've been a teacher for over 20 years, both as a public school elementary teacher and an environmental educator. I've been leading guided birding hikes in the Pikes Peak region for over ten years and have birded across the United States and in Mexico and Central America. Exploring the natural world and sharing it with people is my passion!