Christian Hagenlocher’s passion for birds began at an early age, when he saw the pair of Peregrine Falcons nesting on a building in downtown Seattle. Since then, he’s read every library book and field guide he could get his hands on, and his passion for birds and education has only grown! He is passionate about the education of people of all ages, and went into the teaching profession after completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2011. As a high school Science teacher and licensed falconer, Christian has integrated birds into curriculum in unique ways, exposing students to the ancient sport of falconry and leading international science-focused trips to Belize, Costa Rica, Israel, Colombia, and Peru. In 2016, Christian became the youngest person to break the 700 mark in an ABA Big Year. His book Falcon Freeway: A Big Year of Birding on a Budget describes his adventures and lessons learned while living on the road, birding in the 21st century. Christian is currently teaching Middle School science in Seattle, Washington.