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Robert Mortensen

Robert Mortensen

Robert is most widely known as the host of, a multi-author blog sharing enthusiasm for birds and birding. He is also the ABA's Bird of the Year program coordinator. Robert began birding in the summer of 2004 when his father-in-law handed him a pair of binoculars to go on a Sunday afternoon walk at Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge in Idaho. Birding was an instant addiction. Married to Jessica since 1999, they have four children that keep them hopping. They live in Bountiful, Utah adjacent to spectacular birding at parks and refuges on the eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake. Robert earned his degree in Construction Management from Brigham Young University and somehow fits his construction career around his birding. He is a "well-rounded nerd" who enjoys adventures with his family, serving in his church and Boy Scouts of America, family history, music, and an avid college football fan. Robert plays clarinet and saxophone and enjoys singing too. For question about the Bird of the Year program, you can reach Robert at [email protected]
Robert Mortensen

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  • Liz Deluna Gordon

    Hilarious…Thanks Robert!

  • Pat ODonnell

    We need more videos like this!

  • Erika Wilson

    Wonderfully funny! Thanks so much for this spoof. I particularly liked the yellow eyebrows–fine field mark. I trust this will result in a flood of entries.

  • George Armistead

    nighty-nite Robert. this is some fine work to be sure. you are indeed dedicated to your cause.

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