Ian Davies is the eBird Project Coordinator at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. He has been interested in birds since the age of 12, when he visited a bird observatory near his family home in Manomet, Massachusetts. Things have never been the same since. His passion for all things bird has taken him to 36 countries in the pursuit of the amazing natural treasures that this world has to offer. Shorebirds are one of his favorite groups of birds, and three summers spent working in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on shorebird breeding ecology cemented that interest for life. One of his passions is sharing the wonder of birds with the wider world through photography, writing, and working at the Cornell Lab.