Sean O'Donnell


Member since: December 12, 2023


I started birding at 7 years old with Litchfield Audubon in Connecticut. Birding has stayed with me as a passion and source of joy. I began research work on birds later in my career as a professor, connecting with the birds that follow tropical army ants (one of my main research subjects). My bird research is done mainly in montane forests in Costa Rica, but I am also engaged in wading bird conservation in Peru and I enjoy sharing Ecuadorian bird diversity with field courses in Ecuador. My last course brought me a Harpy Eagle and an Andean Condor (two dream birds).