We are pleased to introduce our newest board member, David Trently, of Olyphant, PA, in Lackawanna County. David is a Bird Guide with Partnership for International Birding, and has been leading bird trips since 1994. In the mid-nineties, he started leading local field trips for the Tennessee Ornithological Society (TOS). That soon led to organizing trips farther afield. In 2004, David and his brother started a nature tour company that led trips all around the United States and to other countries, including Panama, Ecuador, Mexico, Belize and France. David is now a partner in the Partnership for International Birding, and he has led trips to Florida, South Texas, North Dakota and Minnesota, Ohio, Michigan and several other locations.
David has been leading birding groups each spring focusing on warblers and other eastern species for nearly twenty years in Tennessee, Pennsylvania and other areas east of the Mississippi. In addition to birding, David spends a lot of time photographing butterflies, dragonflies and moths as documentation for county lists. David has been newsletter editor, vice-president and president of the Knoxville Chapter of TOS, as well as treasurer of the statewide TOS. He has organized BioBlitzes at Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge in Tennessee and plans to do more of them in northeast Pennsylvania, where he now lives. He is currently a member of the Lackawanna Audubon Society, an independent organization of nature loving folks centered in Lackawanna County, PA. (Despite having “Audubon” in their name, the Lackawanna Audubon Society is not associated with National Audubon Society.) David has an M.S. degree in life sciences from the University of Tennessee and a B.S. in biology research from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.