Malcolm Kurtz

Joined: Mar 15, 2019 Last Active: Dec 07, 2022 iNaturalist

Birder, photographer, botanizer, hiker, and all-around naturalist in Pittsburgh PA. I have a passion for ecology, conservation, and native gardening. My specialty is identifying the birds of Eastern North America, and I'm always happy to help out with IDs.

I am a co-coordinator of the Pittsburgh Christmas Bird Count, an outing leader for the Three Rivers Birding Club (3RBC), and member of Pittsburgh Youth for Climate Action (PYCA), the Western PA Mushroom Club, and the Western PA horticultural society. I also volunteer for the Pittsburgh Parks where I've led bird walks for elementary school campers.

I am also a dedicated patch birder, and I've made a few notable observations near my home over the years. First, a Clay-colored Sparrow in 2020, and most recently, the first pair of Merlins to breed in Western PA, which I wrote an essay about, published in The Peregrine, the 3RBC's bimonthly journal, which you can find here: https://www.3rbc.org/newsarch/newsspt22.pdf

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/woodlandpaths/

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