2014, 2015, 2016
Jeff Harding is an enthusiastic amateur naturalist who grew up exploring California’s woods and wetlands. As a teenager, backpacking in the Sierras occupied most of his summers, but after earning a BS in Zoology from Oregon State University, He made his home in Oregon. He has been birding for 40 years, conducting breeding bird surveys, compiling and participating in Christmas Bird Counts, helping with breeding bird atlas programs and currently serving as an eBird reviewer, for two counties in Oregon and the country of Colombia. For several years he edited Oregon Birds, the quarterly journal of the Oregon Birding Association. Jeff is a veteran Summiteer, having been on the faculty of 15 NWF Summits in the 1990s, as well as three in this decade.