Bob Bowers began writing for Suite 101 in October, 2008. He published more than 200 articles there, was the Feature Writer for Latin America/Caribbean Travel in 2009, and the Feature Writer for Birds and Birding in January, 2010. Bob grew up in the midwest, and has lived in California, Oregon and Arizona. Currently, he and his wife, Prudy, live in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, just north of Tucson.
Bob has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, pursuing his interests in birding, photography, backpacking and fishing. An avid interest in birding, scuba diving, photography and other cultures has taken him around the world, including destinations in Egypt, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Central and South America and the Caribbean.
His educational background includes a degree in Chemistry, a graduate degree in Management and Finance and post-graduate studies in science, engineering, Spanish and writing. Bob’s writing includes fiction, poetry, birding, travel and humor. He has written travel articles for the Zihuateneo, Mexico publication, Another Day in Paradise, and now writes a monthly birding column for a community newspaper in Arizona, a birding column for the Summit Daily News in Frisco, Colorado during the summer and a series about birding in Mexico for the Tucson Audubon Society’s quarterly magazine, The Vermilion Flycatcher.
At Suite 101, Bob received Editor’s Choice Awards for the following articles:
- Birding by Cruise Ship in the Caribbean
- The Xantus’ Hummingbird, Baja California’s Only Endemic Hummer
- Birding the White Mountains in and Around Greer, Arizona
- The Greater Roadrunner, New Mexico’s State Bird
- Where to Find Steelhead on the Lower Deschutes River in Oregon
- Birding La Bajada near San Blas, Mexico
- The 2008 Christmas Bird Count at Estero del Yugo in Mazatlan