Kathy Seymour is the Adult Birding Coordinator at Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary. She runs a full schedule of day trips throughout New England, and develops and leads birding tours all over the United States and Canada, including Alaska, Manitoba, Texas, Nevada, Colorado, Minnesota, Florida and California. She has birded Costa Rica, Peru and Trinidad. She teaches regular classes on bird identification and electronic resources for birders.
Kathy holds a masters degree in economics from Brown University, and worked as a financial data systems programmer for 21 years, where she honed the logistical and organizational skills trip participants appreciate. At the same time, she became heavily involved with all aspects of birding at Drumlin Farm—leading programs and trips, managing a Saw-whet Owl banding project, coordinating Bird-a-thon fundraising, and conducting breeding bird surveys. She is a member of the Nuttall Ornithological Society and published an article about Saw-whet Owl banding in Bird Observer magazine.
For Kathy, the most rewarding part of being a trip leader is sharing the wonder of new places and new species with birders of all levels. She has a special place in her heart for owls and shorebirds, though her favorite bird is often the one she is looking at in the moment.