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2013 Keynote Speaker Announced

Clay Taylor, the Naturalist Market Manager at Swarovski Optik, NA, will be the next keynote speaker at the Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival.

Clay grew up in Moodus, Connecticut, and started birdwatching while in college at Rochester, N.Y. He joined the Mattabeseck Audubon in Middletown, Connecticut, in 1975 and served as president of that organization. He was on the first Connecticut Rare Records Committee and was the founder and first president of the Connecticut Butterfly Association. He also worked as a naturalist for Hammonassett Beach State Park.

After 32 years of birding in Connecticut, he moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, in the summer of 2008. “I traded Blue Jays for Green Jays,” he said. He is currently the Naturalist Market Manager at Swarovski Optik N. A., which means “I fly around the country showing birders great birds through great binoculars. I do a LOT of Digiscoping, giving workshops and online advice.”

Last Updated: Mar 16, 2013
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