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. Since early 2020, I’ve focused on increasing my understanding of bird habitats, behavior, and distribution, which has taken me to most of Colorado. More recently, my background in math and data has led me to jump into county birding. I’m still teaching math in Denver Public Schools and enjoy leading bird walks for the City of Westminster at Standley Lake, the Broomfield Bird Club, and Urban Prairies Project.

Meet Laura Steadman

Laura Steadman

Hi there! I LOVE birding, especially when I can share the experience with other people. I started birding in 2010, when it was part of my job as a Natural Resource Advisor for the National Park Service during the Deepwater Horizon response. These days, I do a lot of my birding in Boulder County, but love getting around to other parts of the state and beyond! I actively participate in several Christmas Bird Counts and a Breeding Bird Survey out on the plains.

My favorite trips involve more time outside of the car than in it. I believe that birding should be _fun_. I love sharing my knowledge with others, helping folks learn to identify knew species, and also love learning these things from others! I particularly enjoy birding by ear (ok, I like looking at them, too!).