Contributor profiles

Recordist of Note: Mort and Phyllis Isler

By Kathi Borgmann
The path to ornithology and sound recording came late in life for Mort and Phyllis Isler, but that has not stopped them from making significant contributions in the field. In their late 40s and early 50s, after establishing successful careers in other fields Mort and Phyllis found themselves working alongside some of the most pre-eminent…

Recordist of Note: Theodore “Ted” Parker III

By Guest post
William Young, a young birder from Pennsylvania, first came across Ted Parker’s name in Kenn Kauffman’s Kingbird Highway at age eight. Young was fascinated by Parker’s birding adventures and was amazed to discover that Ted Parker grew up in the same town—Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Not only are Parker and Young from the same town, but Young…

Contributor Spotlight: Teresa and Miles Tuffli

By Teresa & Miles Tuffli
Teresa and Miles Tuffli are avid birders who regularly contribute audio recordings and photographs to the Macaulay Library. They enjoy volunteering their time with nature-based organizations within their community of Sonoma County, California. Teresa and Miles shared their story with the Macaulay Library about how they got started birding and all the wonderful things they…