Kristine Rivers has been an avid birder since childhood, participating in her first Christmas Bird Count (CBC) with the National Audubon Society at age 14. Continuing to participate in multiple counts each year since that time, she has been an Area Leader for the Brazoria-Columbia Bottomlands CBC since 2013, and for the Galveston West End CBC since 2019. Kristine loves sharing her passion for nature and wildlife with others, and founded Birding for Fun in 2015, providing guided tours and workshops that embrace her philosophy that birding should be accessible to everyone. She has provided nature-based education for both children and adults for the Cities of Pearland, Meadows Place, Missouri City and League City, as well as UTMB’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) in both Galveston and Angleton. She became a certified Texas Master Naturalist in 2016, and was President of the Cradle of Texas Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists from 2017 until 2019. Kristine has been involved with Galveston’s FeatherFest since 2016, and is a popular guest speaker for the Galveston County Audubon Group, a division of the Houston Audubon Society; the Ornithology Group, Houston; Texas Master Naturalists; and Texas Master Gardeners. She is currently partnering with Rosenberg Library in Galveston and the City of League City to offer a series of Beginning Birding virtual classes to the public. She is available for speaking engagements for your organization, and would be happy to develop workshops, field trips or guided tours specific to your needs. For more information, please contact Kristine by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.