We started Aves Amigos LLC eight years ago because we are passionate about leveraging technology to connect people with birds to benefit local organizations and the broader conservation movement. It was never our full time job but, at night and on the weekends, we made it work. 

We’ve made the hard decision that while our passion hasn’t changed, our schedules have and we aren’t able to give this project the time it deserves. Consequently, Aves Amigos, LLC will be closing business as of July 1, 2020.

We still believe these apps can continue to be a valuable tool for birders. Are you an individual or organization who can take on the code base for future development and support? Please reach out — we have a long list of ideas we’d be happy to share!

Charlie, Carl and Adam

Our Apps

Birding Southeast Arizona
Southeast Arizona is one of the best places in North America for birdwatching. With six driving loops and 136 birding hotspots selected by local experts, “Birding Southeast Arizona” is the only app that can help you find them all. Made in partnership with Tucson Audubon Society and Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory.

Birding Utah
Birding Utah brings you over 150 excellent stops for birdwatching throughout this scenic state, all vetted by local experts from Wasatch Audubon Society and Great Salt Lake Audubon.

Birding Trail WA
Over 500 species of birds can be found in Washington State. With seven driving loops and 375 birding hotspots selected by local experts, Birding Trail Washington is the only app that helps you find them all, from puffins to poorwills. Made in partnership with Audubon Washington.

App Reviews

“This app is great. The app gives information on driving directions, the best trails/routes, the best time of year to visit, and what you can expect to see–I also love the ‘Find Stops Near Me’ function. I highly recommend this app.”
Zach2114 (Birding Trail WA – iOS)

“I have lived in Utah for over 26 years and I am still not sure where some birding locations are and what I might find … The app is a great … One can search by species or by location … The map features a link to Google or Apple Maps. I wish this was available 26 years ago!”
Vdran (Birding Utah – iOS)

“Love the app. Avid bird watcher and photographer. Helps me find great places to watch and photograph ?”
Travis U (Birding Utah – Android)

About Aves Amigos

We want to engage more people in birdwatching to build awareness and appreciation for habitats vitally important to birds and promote the economic significance of bird-focused tourism.

In this project, we partnered with the conservation organizations who vetted the birding trails to ensure that proceeds directly benefit the birding sites you visit.

Carl Haynie has been captivated by birds since an early age. His passion has led him to every state and many of the Canadian provinces in North America to tally over 800 species. Carl graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Computer Engineering and has 35 years of experience as a software developer. In his current position as Software Architect and CTO at Seatech Publications, Inc., he develops applications for iOS platforms in addition to designing both websites and content management systems. In 1994, Carl designed a website for the Texas Bird Records Committee before such websites were commonplace. After serving on that committee between 1992 and 1998, Carl settled in the Northwest with his wife and son. When he is not searching for a new bird, he enjoys Masters swimming and time with his family

Charlie Kahle started birding at a young age when his grandparents gave him a pair of binoculars and Peterson’s guide to birds and told him gently yet firmly to get his butt outside. Only later did he realize that while spending time outdoors learning to bird he was often in their neighbor’s property in Essex Ct, a Mr. Roger T. Peterson! Growing up in New England Charlie was fortunate to be able to bird in a variety of habitats, from the Green Mountains of Vermont to saltwater estuaries along the Rhode Island coast. Completing both a BSEE from Lehigh University and MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Charlie currently is the Information Services Manager for Washington Trails Association. In 1990 Charlie moved to Seattle and reconnected with his Audubon roots, re-joining National Audubon and the local chapter the Seattle Audubon Society. Charlie has served on the board of the Seattle Audubon Society and is a past president along with serving on the board of National Audubon Society and Audubon Washington. Charlie and his wife Carrie love to travel and bird around the world.

Adam Sedgley started birding when he was a child, when he first viewed Acorn Woodpeckers in California. His mother was then the Seattle Audubon Coordinator, and his passion quickly took root in the supportive culture of the organization. Thirty years and six continents later, Adam is still an avid birdwatcher (who’s envious of Carl’s ABA list) and a graduate of the Seattle Audubon Master Birder program. Equally passionate about conservation and digital media, Adam is currently the Director of Web Strategy at Conservation International in Washington D.C. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of BirdNote – a nationally distributed radio program about birds and nature – where he previously was the Director of Listener Engagement and Digital Media. In the past, he also managed the citizen science program at Seattle Audubon and was on the board of the Washington Ornithological Society. If you find him without binoculars around his neck, he will likely be running, biking or sampling a recently discovered microbrew.