The photo at right was taken by Jim Peterson in June, 1991, in the Davis Mountains of west Texas. I'm standing in front of the largest Alligator Juniper I've ever seen. Jim, Kelly Bryan, and I were privileged to spend a week birding private land in the high Davis Mountains where we were able to document several new breeding species for the Davis Mountains and one new breeding species for Texas (Gray Flycatcher). This same land is now owned by the Nature Conservancy.
I was fortunate to be able to spend time with Roger Tory Peterson on several occasions. In April, 1992, my wife Cheryl and I spent 10 days in Venezuela with Roger on a photography expedition. Roger wrote an article about this trip which was published in Bird Watcher's Digest.
This shot, also taken in Venezuela in April, 1992, shows my wife Cheryl and me with a 12-foot Anaconda I caught in a marsh. Roger Tory Peterson took this photo. The snake was released soon after this photo was taken.
In the early 1990s I served on the Bausch & Lomb Birding Council. Part of the results of this council are the current waterproof B&L Elite binoculars that are so popular today. The above photo, of the B&L Birding council, was taken in November, 1992, in Kansas. Left to right are: Pete Dunne, Bruce Hallett, me, Guy McCaskie, and Paul Lehman.
Guess I had to add a photo of me as a police officer in here. I spent 25 years as an Austin, Texas police officer retiring as a lieutenant in 1997. This photo was taken in August, 1996.
The shot at right was taken in January, 1998, and shows, left to right: Brad Schram, Greg Lasley, and Robert Bateman. The shot was taken at El Yeso Reservoir, in the Andes Mountains of Chile, where we were searching for the Diademed Sandpiper-Plover.
In October, 1998, Victor Emanuel and I spent two weeks in southern Africa. This shot was taken in Botswana on the last day of our trip. We were about to board a small aircraft that would fly us to a larger airport to begin our journey home.
Free of the regulations on facial hair from a police career, I became a sort of "old hippie" for a while, I guess. The photo at right was taken in January, 1999, on the island of South Georgia in the South Atlantic Ocean by Bruce Hallett. I am photographing Antarctic (Southern) Giant-Petrels feeding on a fur seal carcass. A photo of this scene can be viewed here. Scroll to the third photo on that page.

A final photo representing the 1990s will be a shot taken 18 June 1999 at Tobe Spring, Davis Mountains, Jeff Davis Co., Texas, by Mark Adams. Left to right are Ro Wauer, me, John Karges, and Kelly Bryan. We were conducting a bird survey on Nature Conservancy property. This photo was taken about 15 minutes before we found a singing Colima Warbler, the first documented record in the U.S. away from Big Bend National Park.


Go to the page on the 2000s here.