Ross Furbush is a bird banding instructor for CECCOT. Ross taught biology and sustainability in St. Louis, MO and is a Biology and Environmental Science alum from the University of Washington honors program. He has worked at the Smithsonian on Galapagos finches, song sparrows, and New Guinean squirrels. Ross rediscovered a tree frog species in Mexico published in Mesoamerican Herpetology; Ross has seen over 600 species of birds in Peru with: CECCOT, through transect work in the Tombesian Desert region, and when he led a University of Washington biological exploration seminar to the Manu Biosphere Preserve. Ross has netting and banding experience through the Smithsonian, Puget Sound Bird Observatory, World Bird Sanctuary, and the Burke Museum of Natural History. Ross has been birding in Peru, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Trinidad, Jamaica, South Africa, Thailand, and Norway and many more locations. Hobbies of his include soccer, board games, hiking, movies, and family time.