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Bob Sundstrom has led VENT tours since 1989 to many destinations throughout North America, as well as Hawaii, Mexico, Belize, Trinidad & Tobago, Japan, Turkey, Iceland, Papua New Guinea, the Southwest Pacific, Antarctica, the Bering Sea, and the Galapagos. When not on tour, Bob keeps busy as lead writer for the public radio program BirdNote, heard on over 200 radio stations nationwide (visit With a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Washington, Bob enjoys learning about both the natural and cultural settings of his tours. He and his wife, Sally, live in rural Scatter Creek Valley, south of Olympia, Washington. Bob lived in Seattle for more than 25 years; he continues to teach birding workshops there and leads a program of short, regional tours starting in the Seattle area. During two seasons of work in the Pribilof Islands, he helped chronicle the occurrence of North American bird rarities. A skilled birder with a special interest in bird song, Bob has served on the boards of several nature and conservation organizations, as well as the Washington State Bird Records Committee. He is a co-author of The National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Pacific Northwest