Giff Beaton has been eagerly studying nature for over 35 years. For the past 15 years, he has led a variety of bird tours and given a diverse range of nature presentations. He is the author of Birding Georgia and The Birds of Kennesaw Mountain, the coauthor of Birds of Georgia, and the senior author and editor of the Annotated Checklist of Georgia Birds. Giff enthusiastically follows warbler migration, especially at Kennesaw Mountain, with a main focus on photographing birds and insects in their natural habitats. Concentrating on studying and photographing odonates, robber flies, and tiger beetles, he is often found far afield searching for these curious and somewhat elusive creatures. Giff’s latest book, Dragonflies and Damselflies of Georgia and the Southeast, was published in 2007. He lives in Marietta, Georgia, and has been a Delta Air Lines pilot for 20 years.
Photo: Kathryn Purdy
Updated: May 2009