Jan Pierson is one of the founders of Field Guides and a veteran of nearly 50 years of international birding and guiding. He has traveled far and wide to all continents, yet some of his favorite birding experiences remain simple ones: spring warbler migration, savoring good, long looks at birds, be they rare or common, tropical or temperate, and watching other birders thrill at their first-time discoveries.
With Jan's gradual retirement in progress, his work has transitioned to part-time Field Guides duties with a focus on the company's web presence and its database programming. He also serves in an advisory role, sharing his broad experience and his knowledge of the company's long history with staff and guides. Jan, aka the "Gannet," and his wife, Liz, live in lovely coastal Maine.