Simon Tolzmann

Joined: Feb 11, 2018 Last Active: Jul 02, 2020

I'm 15 years old from Chicago, IL and I've been birding since 2016. Birds, Butterflies, Salamanders, Snakes, and Moths are my main interests and specialties, but everything else follows close behind.

From age two, I've been interested in nature. 13 years ago, I sat down on the couch and turned the TV on to a NOVA documentary about cuttlefish. Later that day I was at the library asking the librarians if they had any books on cuttlefish. For the next decade, I would morph my passion into cephalopods, then all things prehistoric. My favorite animal for more than 10 years was the Peregrine Falcon, and in 2016 when I saw a Peregrine Falcon, I couldn't resist the urge to pull out the old Sibley Guide and flip through it. A few weeks later I was in Colorado with my grandpa out birding.

If I make an ID that is incorrect, feel free to let me know. Also, this year (2020) I will be attempting to find 2,000 species of living things. Most of my trips have been cancelled due to COVID-19, but my biggest trip hopefully hasn't been. If you live in the midwest, especially Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana or Michigan, please let me know about locations that have rare/very good species.

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