The mission of Aves Amigos is 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.
We partner 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 from an early age. His passion has led him to every state and many of the Canadian provinces in pursuit of reaching 800 species on his lifelist. Carl graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Computer Engineering and has 30 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 and Android 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. He served two terms on that committee between 1992 and 1998 before settling 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 serves on the board of the Seattle Audubon Society and is a past president. Charlie has also served on the board of the National Audubon Society. 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. Twenty years and six continents later, Adam is still an avid birdwatcher and a graduate of the Seattle Audubon Master Birder program. Adam is currently the Director of Web Strategy at Conservation International in Washington D.C. He was previously involved with BirdNote, Seattle Audubon and the Washington Ornithological Society. He is also an avid runner and cyclist.