Leader Profile: Trevathan
Sue Trevathan
Field Trip Leader

"I was hooked on birds when, about 25 years ago, I literally stumbled upon a flock of turkeys roosting in a dead Ponderosa tree in a canyon in northwestern New Mexico. Such a frenzy of flight, I don’t know who was more frightened," Sue Trevathan recalls.

Sue grew up in North Carolina and moved to the Pacific Northwest about 15 years ago. She works as a scientist and technical writer/editor for an environmental consulting firm. After completing the Master Birder class in 2001, Sue began leading field trips, and currently is one of the field trip coordinators. Her artistic talents were put to use on BirdWeb, for which she created silhouettes.

Residing on Vashon Island, she is a board member of the local Audubon chapter and teaches classes and leads field trips.

"Seeing the joy on kids’ faces when they finally figure out how to use those ‘darned’ binoculars, and the beauty of a bird suddenly fills their vision - that’s when I know I’m on to something good," she comments.

Profile by Sharon Sneddon, Associate Editor