Dave Irons started birding in Indiana at age six. He has authored bird-finding and identification articles for several birding publications and was the content editor for the BirdFellow.com online field guide. Dave is a long-time member of Oregon’s Bird Records Committee (OBRC), to which he was first elected in 1981. In 2003 Dave joined the team of regional editors for North American Birds (NAB) and he served as NAB’s senior editor for the Oregon and Washington region from 2009–2015. He lives in Beaverton, Oregon with his wife Shawneen.