An Instagram account highlighting my interest in birding and nature photography.

ocellated turkey in front of mayan ruins


crazed4birds is the oldest project I have to date, starting with my interest in birding in 2015.

I try to showcase the beauty and diversity of the avian world. I've taken photos in a variety of locations, ranging from my local patches in Charlotte and San Diego to incredible birding destinations such as Costa Rica and Belize. I always love seeing new birds and being able to share photos with my followers.

What I've Learned

I've come a long way as a photographer since starting the account, and scrolling back in the feed reflects that. I've also been able to learn a little bit about social media marketing along the way.

Recognition & Accomplishments

  • Have gained 1500 followers since starting
  • Some of my photos have been featured on various prominent accounts, such as eBird, and The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
  • In 2019, I was awarded a scholarship to attend the NANPA High School Scholarship program in the Smoky Mountains.