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Born in Berkeley in 1991, author and illustrator Oliver James started watching birds in his backyard at age five. He has since competed in national birding tournaments, worked as a birding tour guide, and joined ornithological research teams from Peru to Alaska. Currently a graduate student at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, James is the author of Birds of Berkeley and A Field Guide to the Birds of Wesleyan. oliver-james.com
Many birds now arrive early — but some, like Wilson’s warblers in the Bay Area, arrive later than they once did.
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