About Your Trip Leader

Meet Rebecca Laroche

Rebecca Laroche

Even though I had bought my bins five years before joining in 2014, DFO is what really started it all for me. The community and mentorship I found here is what truly made me a birder, a badge I wear with pride wherever I travel. Leading trips is the little I can give back to this valuable organization.

As I've transplanted to points south of Denver, I may be leading trips on the other side of Monument Hill in the future. I love the long days immersed in the bird world. I also write.

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!