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.

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


    Rebecca Lexa - www.rebeccalexa.com


    Rio Grande Valley: 

    Tiffany Kersten - tiffanykersten@gmail.com 


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