Oliver James

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