Holly Merker

Joined: Jul 03, 2017 Last Active: Nov 18, 2022 iNaturalist

I am a professional birding guide, educator, lecturer, and author (Ornitherapy: For Your Mind, Body, and Soul, Crossley Books 2021), based out of the western Philadelphia suburbs in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.

A life-long explorer of wonders of the natural world, my obsession landed on avifauna a few decades ago, and I have devoted the majority of my free-time to understanding the status and distribution of birds in my state, and the nearby Delaware Bayshore (coastal Delaware). I am especially interested in bird migration patterns, and marvel at witnessing active migration, and volunteer as a hawk counter for Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in PA.

I am excited to expand my knowledge-base through iNaturalist, and am grateful to fellow birder, and naturalist extraordinaire, "Gyrllfalcon", for inspiring, and teaching me, to use it!

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