Welcome to Avian Obsession, my name is Evan Lipton.
I’m a birder, bird bander, illustrator, graphic designer, and photographer. I’m a member of the Saltmarsh Sparrow Research Initiative, a founder of the Massachusetts Young Birders Club, a seasonal bander at Manomet Inc., and a volunteer eBird reviewer for Rhode Island.
After gaining an interest in feeder birds in my backyard near Boston at the age of sixteen, I began studying my first field guide nearly every day. The Black-and-white Warbler stood out as a bird of unusual beauty, and it was hardly two days later that I looked out the window to see a stunning male in the red maple in the yard. This lit the spark in my birding passion, and began my interest in finding
unusual birds in usual places.
Along with reveling in the sheer joy and scientific discovery of birds and the natural world, I’m known to occasionally obsess over county listing. When
I’m not working on expansions to Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Merlin app, or drawing up various logos, you can find me outside exploring the nooks and crannies of a milkweed and scanning the forest canopy or distant shoreline
I’m open for illustration or logo commissions, check out the rest of my
site to see some of my work.