About Us

Aaron Lang

Aaron Lang began birding in southern Minnesota at age 11 when the curious behavior of a Northern Flicker caught his eye. Like many kids who caught on early, birds and birding soon consumed him and he spent most of the next seven years scouring his home county for birds by foot and bike, taking in any bird walk he could find, volunteering at a local bird banding station, and hitching rides with any adult birders willing to let him tag along to some of the Upper Midwest's more distant birding spots. After earning degrees in biology and environmental education from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Aaron moved to Cordova, Alaska where he directed the education program at the Prince William Sound Science Center for three years. This included classroom programs in Cordova, Tatitlek, Chenega, and Whittier, as well as summer science camps on the Copper River Delta. In 2002, Aaron began leading birding tours throughout Alaska for Wilderness Birding Adventures. During the off-seasons, he has worked as a seabird observer for US Fish and Wildlife Service on NOAA ships in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska (three seasons), spent a winter volunteering as a naturalist/guide at an Amazonian lodge in Brazil, spent two winters in Lhasa, Tibet studying Black-necked Cranes and implementing an environmental education curriculum for the International Crane Foundation, and most recently, has led birding tours to Bhutan, Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam. In 2013, he and his wife, Robin, became owners of Wilderness Birding Adventures and now run the business from their home in Homer, Alaska, along with their two children, Phoebe and Zephyr. (Aaron terms off the Alaska Board in Spring 2025.)

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