Tim Bray has been birding the Mendocino coast for fifteen years. He leads the monthly intermediate-level Audubon birdwalks at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens on the third Wednesday of each month, and is the Compiler for the annual Fort Bragg Christmas Bird Count. A lifelong scientist, Tim has an insatiable curiosity about almost everything, and a compulsion to share what he learns. He has taught classes and workshops on subjects ranging from the Scottish Wars of Independence to gopher-trapping, and hosts a popular radio program of Celtic music on community radio station KZYX. Tim lives in Albion, at the confluence of three different habitats and two soil profiles, where he farms, makes cider, and builds furniture.