bio

Kevin T. Karlson is an accomplished birder, professional tour leader, speaker and wildlife photographer who has published numerous articles on bird identification and natural history for an assortment of magazines, journals, calendars and electronic media. 

 

Kevin is a co-author of The Shorebird Guide (Houghton Mifflin Co. 2006) and has completed a new book with co-author and wife Dale Rosselet for the Roger Tory Peterson Reference series at Houghton Mifflin Co. called Birding by Impression: A Different Approach to Knowing and Identifying Birds (April 2015 release date). He completed a Shorebird ID App in 2013 for Birdzilla.com called Shorebirds of the United States and Canada, which is available in the Apple Store. Kevin has produced four laminated ID foldout guides for Quick Reference Publishing (Raptors of Eastern and Western North America; Waterfowl of North America; Shorebirds of North America and Warblers of North America). 

 

Kevin is the author and contributing photographer for a book called The Birds of Cape May (Schiffer Publishing, 2010) which celebrates the birds and wildlife of this special location with a visual journey through the four seasons, and he authored and edited a nature photography book called Visions: Earth’s Elements in Bird and Nature Photography, which was released in July, 2012 for Schiffer. Kevin also served as the photographic editor and preparer of digital images for a recent book The Birds of New Jersey (Princeton University Press, 2011). 

 

As the sole ornithologist for Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s DVD Birds of North America, Kevin prepared photos and wrote captions for over 2600 bird images, including over 800 of his own.  A former photo editor for North American Birds, he wrote the Birder’s ID column for Wild Bird Magazine from 1992 - 2012. He also wrote the shorebird section for a Field Guide of North American Birds by DK Publishing in Great Britain (2008).

 

Kevin leads a select number of photography and birdwatching tours for other companies (Sunrise Birding; Wildside Nature Tours and Carefree Birding).