Andrew began his birding career in the eastern US at the age of five when his grandmother showed him a male Wood Duck on the pond by his house. After crisscrossing North America for a number of years, Andrew made his first trip to the tropics and instantly fell in love. Since then his travels have take him throughout the neotropics and to New Guinea. More recently he has developed what some might call an unhealthy obsession for all things related to bird sounds. Andrew guides in the neotropical region. Andrew uses Leica binoculars and a Swarovski scope.