Joe Delesantro

Positions and Achievements

Life Member

I have had an interest in birding since I was young and my parents took family trips to Brigantine NWR, that was the name back then. In college I rediscovered bird watching, took a course and started a life list. In 1974 I was one of the founding members of the Atlantic Audubon Society and served as President, treasurer and board member for the next 10 years. My family responsibilities took my time for another 10 years and then back to birding. I was on a World Series of Birding team for 16 years. Our team was the LGA winner in 2008. I also traveled in the US, Mexico, Canada, Trinidad-Tobago and Australia for birding. I take part in Christmas bird counts, Eagle and raptor surveys, breeding bird surveys and have done Cornell’s Project feeder watch for many years. Photography has become a recent passion and I spend hours at Brigantine with my big lens.