About Your Trip Leader

Meet Donna Stumpp

Donna Stumpp

I’ve always been attracted to being outdoors, observing wildlife, and enjoying the scenery. Birding has been a natural extension of that for me. My current birding focus is exploring more of Colorado - closer to home and farther away. I enjoy wandering outdoors and expanding my knowledge of birds, their sounds, and their habitats. I enjoy exploring places off the beaten path and at less common times of year to help me understand the whole system better. Along the way, I am regularly rewarded with unexpected finds which makes it even more fun! You can email me at donna.stumpp@gmail.com, and my eBird profile is https://ebird.org/profile/MTMzNjcwMQ

Meet Peter Ruprecht

Peter Ruprecht

I have been birding in Colorado since the mid-’90s and appreciate the diversity of habitats we have across the whole state and also within relatively small areas. Some of my favorite places to bird are at the interface between the plains and the foothills along the Front Range. I am especially enthralled by birds of prey and have been a raptor monitor in Boulder County since 2006.

When choosing locations for field trips, I like to find spots that have a good variety of birds and are also interesting from a habitat or ecology perspective. Observing what environment a bird chooses not only gives us clues for identifying it, but helps us to appreciate how its lifestyle fits in with the surrounding ecology.