Chris Wood works full-time at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology where he’s the project leader for both eBird, a global bird monitoring project that now gathers millions of observations each month from birdwatchers around the world, and Neotropical Birds, which provides comprehensive life history accounts of all birds in the Neotropics in a smilar manner to the Birds of North America Online. Chris is also the captain of the Cornell Lab’s “Team Sapsucker”, which holds the record for most species of birds seen in a single day in North America (264) and has raised several million dollars for bird conservation. He is widely recognized as a leading authority on bird identification and distribution, and has written and consulted on various books, and both popular and scientific literature on birds. Chris is still a field person at heart and enjoys nothing more than spending time with others who share his passion for birds. While Chris now only leads two or three tours a year, he remains a favorite for his quick charm, sense of humor, careful trip planning, keen birding skills and desire to share his knowledge. Chris currently resides in Ithaca, New York, and as of mid-May 2012 is married to Jessie Barry.
Updated: June 2013