About Me

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Mission, Texas, United States
I'm Tiffany Kersten, a professional bird guide based in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. I spent 2021 traveling, birding, and gifting personal safety alarms to women birders I met on the trails along the way during my Lower 48 States Big Year. In 2022, I founded Nature Ninja Birding Tours, offering customized private tours in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond.


For every $10 raised, one personal safety alarm (retail $30) will be purchased from She's Birdie and gifted to a woman I meet during my guiding or on my birding adventures. If you are inspired to donate, you may do so here: http://gf.me/u/zk4n6t

U.S. Women Bird Guides

I'm often contacted by women looking for other women guides in places throughout the United States. Below is a list of the women guides I'm aware of - this is by no means a comprehensive list, and I'll be continuing to add to it as I find more. 

If you know someone who should be added to this list, please email me at tiffanykersten@gmail.com and I will collect their info! 


    Tucson/Southeast AZ:  

    Melody Kehl - https://www.melodysbirding.com

    Kristy Reske - https://www.facebook.com/redstartbirdingtours/


    Mono Lake area: 

    Nora Livingston - nora@monolake.org 

    Central CA: 

    Rachel Clark - tanagergirl@gmail.com 


    Sue Riffe -  http://birdwatchingtours.net


    Gina Nichols - sunrisebirding.com


    Mariel Abreu - http://www.natureisawesometours.com

    Paddy Cunningham - http://www.birdadventure.com 

    Mariah Hryniewich - mariah.hryniewich@gmail.com 

    Eliana Kramer - https://www.facebook.com/birdingbybus


    Hob Osterlund - http://www.albatrosskauai.org/wp/

    Mandy Talpas - hawaiibirdtours.com

New York 

    NYC Area: 

    Heather Wolf - hwbirds@gmail.com

    Northern NY:

    Joan Collins - https://www.adirondackavianexpeditions.com/about-us


    Rio Grande Valley: 

    Tiffany Kersten - tiffanykersten@gmail.com 


    Bridget Butler - birddiva@gmail.com www.birddiva.com