Eddie Callaway [Birdfreak]
Lives on Callaway Farm, in Northern Illinois.
Birdfreak has lived all his life in northern Illinois. While most people don’t plan a vacation to northern Illinois (unless they go to Chicago), birding is surprisingly excellent in this area. Springtime is the best when warbles of Warblers come through along with other cool birds like Cuckoos, Thrushes, shorebirds, and more. One of the local birders has tallied over 300 species in our county (Winnebago).
Birdfreak enjoys hunting, with a camera that is, but is still an amateur photographer. Nearly all the photos on this site are taken with a Canon Rebel XTi (or 400D) and now a Canon 50D. You can view all of The Birdfreak Team photos on their Flickr account.
Birdfreak loves dogs, hiking, birdscaping (landscaping for birds), writing, and travel. His biggest desire is to promote birding and conservation. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Marketing.
Eddie currently works as Director of Marketing for Cargo Equipment Corporation, a manufacturer of high quality ratchet straps, winch straps, and trailer tie downs.
Jennifer Callaway [Veery]
Veery – Jennifer Callaway (Birdfreak’s sister), enjoys photography too but claims to not be that good at it. However, she is super quick at spotting birds and is devoted to conservation.
Veery earned a degree in Geography with an emphasis on Natural Environmental Systems and a GIS Certificate at Northern Illinois University in De Kalb, Illinois. She helps Birdfreak write many of the posts and brainstorm for new ideas about conservation. She currently works as a Cartographer for the NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service) in Findlay, Ohio.
Brief Birdfreak.com History
We started blogging on December 1st, 2006.
We have been featured on many conservation and birding websites.
We are constantly evolving in search for the best ways to promote birding and conservation.
Updated: May 2019