Tom is a lifetime computer programmer (now an app developer) who also has a passion for 'birding' and photography. He is also the editor of BirdPhotos.com. His love of birds and nature goes back to days as a child reproducing Audubon paintings with colored pencils.
Tom now lives with his wife in Medellin, Colombia near the La Romera reserve. He is a German citizen but lived most of his life in the United States, most recently Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Currently he uses a Canon 5D Mark IV with a Canon 500mm f/4 II, used with teleconverters.
Tom, who strongly feels that global change has to come from individuals, is a vegetarian, conservationist, agnostic, and recycling nut. He is also a Wikipedia contributor, adding images for numerous animals and places. More recently he developed a web site gratis for the Cracid Specialist Group, an organization which seeks to protect the threatened bird family Cracidae and the forests they depend upon. More recent projects are BirdPhotos.org and BirdsOfColombia.org. And even more recently he created a telephone application Bird Data for Android and iPhone. In 2019 tom discovered two species of antbirds never recorded before in Colombia.
Blah, blah, I don't like to talk about myself. The most important point here is you could have your own page on this site with photos and links, where you could express your own ideas.
My email is email@example.com, and I welcome comments about the site.