Trip Leaders

Mass Audubon tour leaders are all well seasoned and qualified in their fields...

Robert Buchsbaum

Robert enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion for the natural world and is a frequent trip leader and lecturer for Mass Audubon and other environmental groups. Read more >

Amber Carr

Amber Carr is the Director of Mass Audubon's Ecological Extension Service and has conducted bird monitoring surveys for over 10 years in the Eastern Massachusetts. Read more >

Jeff Collins

Jeff Collins is Director of Mass Audubon's Ecological Management Department. He has extensive experience traveling around the world. Read more >

Carol Decker

Carol Decker is Director of the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, one of Mass Audubon’s largest wildlife sanctuaries located in Topsfield. Read more >

Mass Audubon Tour Leader Mark Faherty

Mark has been the Science Coordinator at Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary since August 2007 and has led birding trips for Mass Audubon since 2002. Read more >

Bill Gette

Bill Gette is the former Sanctuary Director at the Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport. Read more >

David Larsen

David Larson is Director of Mass Audubon's Birder's Certificate Program, a college-level ornithology course, and teaches a bird ecology course for naturalist guides in Belize. Read more >

Wayne Petersen

Wayne Petersen is Mass Audubon’s Director of the Massachusetts Important Bird Areas (IBA) program and has over 35 years of experience leading tours. Read more >

Tia Trip Leader

Senior Naturalist Tia Pinney has worked at Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary for over 20 years. Read more >

Bob Prescott

Bob Prescott is Director of Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary on Cape Cod, where he is actively involved in coastal issues and research. Read more >

Scott Santino

Scott Santino is a teacher naturalist at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield, where he has been leading nature education programs for Mass Audubon since 1998. Read more >

Bob Speare

Bob Speare has led numerous trips throughout the east coast from Newfoundland to Florida and to many desert regions including Baja California, Death Valley, Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. Read more >

Joan Walsh, Mass Audubon Director of Bird Monitoring

Joan has been watching, and learning from, birds for 35 years and is Mass Audubon’s Gerard A. Bertrand Chair of Natural History and Field Ornithology. Read more >