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Hi! Welcome to JustBirding!

Drew Haines

We’re building an amazing community of beginner birders and seasoned enthusiasts.

I have written about travel and animals for years. I love the outdoors; camping, biking, hiking, and just exploring. I’ve been to the Galapagos Islands (amazing!) and I lived in Ecuador for 6 years.

While there, I got to see tons of amazing birds and animals – and I got to write about them.

I’ve written more about animals on Everywhere Wild 

This blog will be my journey of exploring the amazing birds on our planet – I hope you’ll join me.

Where do scarlet macaws live?

JustBirding will focus on amazing bird profiles, birding gear, and essential birding skills. If you ever have anything to share please feel free to leave a comment and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

– Drew Haines was founded in 2002. Back then, the site was primarily for booking birding tours. In February 2018, I gave it new life as a blog about birding skills, gear, and specific species profiles.

From 2002 to 2015, Just Birding Tours was based in Tofino B.C. Canada and was owned by George Bradd. In May 2015, George retired and the site was taken offline.


Wednesday 5th of April 2023

Hello Drew - I just read your article on Maribou storks - very interesting. I'm staying in Tanzania near Lake Victoria and have a dozen of or so storks perching every night on the tops of the trees just outside my hotel. Yes, they are ugly close up, but majestic in flight.

Good Samaritan

Sunday 14th of July 2019

Hey, Drew! I just wanted to let you know that someone is using your image & info in this site they're starting on chocolate... It's called "Respect The Chocolate" (not dropping a link so as to not be marked as spam). You may want to file a DMCA.

Keep on birding!

Drew Haines

Wednesday 24th of July 2019

Hi! I appreciate the heads up, thank you! Funny thing is, that's actually another one of my websites 😂. Thanks again though, I love that my readers look out for me!