Ed Swan, Naturalist and Bird Guide

Ed Swan

Author and Nature Guide

Ed Swan is a nature writer  and avid birder living in the heart of Puget Sound on Vashon Island.  As a child, he learned to enjoy birds from his grandmother and continued growing his passion as an adult.

Swan is an accomplished Master Birder who is adept at locating the most sought-after species by sight or by ear.  He has led field trips for Audubon Society chapters for over twenty years and currently guides private birding tours on Vashon Island and other destinations throughout the Puget Sound. 


Swan has authored many columns and articles and two books about the natural history of birds in the Puget Sound. His photography, meticulous observations, and appreciation for the natural history of birds combine in a manner appealing to beginner and accomplished birders alike.