Birding with BQ in Arizona

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Southeastern Arizona is a birder’s paradise! On Brian’s first-ever trip to this region, he and his friends made the most of their time exploring as many hotspots as they could fit into five days. Through photography and digiscoping, they observed many of the species that make Arizona a premier birding destination in the United States! Come enjoy the journey with them.

Brian “BQ” Quindlen is an avid birder, photographer, digiscoper, and educator from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a Pennsylvania state certified K-6 elementary school teacher and K-12 environmental educator, BQ connects students with nature in a formal education setting.

Outside of the classroom, BQ enjoys connecting people with nature almost as much as he loves birding itself! BQ is the leader of the GV Trailblazers nature program, an environmental education club and summer camp that takes students, in grades 1-12, birding.

BQ has worked for over fifteen years at the Upper Main Line YMCA’s Environmental Education Complex. There he coordinated the YMCA Earth Service Corps, an environmental service learning and leadership program for middle school and high school students. Through this program, the Y Birding program was born. Y Birding students competed in the World Series of Birding fifteen times; BQ was either a competitor or a coach for the Y’s decorated youth teams. Outside of youth birding, BQ is a past president of the Birding Club of Delaware County.