About Your Trip Leader

Meet David Suddjian

David Suddjian

I've been birding for over 35 years, beginning in California, and in Colorado since 2013. I coordinated DFO's Big Year 2018, leading 81 field trips for DFO that year. I love eBirding, and counting birds.

I lead all kinds of trips from low key local outings near my Ken Caryl JeffCo home to intense far ranging trips reaching out to all corners of the state. Overnight trips go to classic Colorado birding locations, and sometimes we even camp! I like to explore areas, county birding, back roads, cemeteries and sewage lagoons, developing birding by ear skills, and helping birders to appreciate the patterns of migration, seasonal occurrence and habitat associations. I love the camaraderie of DFO field trips, the new friendships that grow, and the opportunities for birders to have FUN in the field!

Meet Karen Drozda

Karen Drozda

I am always excited to share the birding experience. It is so rewarding to actually take time to study the birds, learn new behaviors and "cement" bird song into memory. One of the tools I use to learn bird song is to have the participants sing the bird song back after it vocalizes. Completed the Audubon Master Birder course in 2014. I grew up in Boulder and studied music in college and use those skills with birding. I enjoy leading trips to Eldorado Canyon and areas in the Boulder area. I also like birding in cemeteries because no one is talking :) I am also the committee chair for the Better Birding Skills workshops now offered through DFO.