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Michael DiGiorgio

Guest Instructor

Michael DiGiorgio is a nationally recognized artist who is currently living in Madison, CT. Mike’s painting and drawings have appeared in a variety of nature books and journals, such as: Breeding Bird Atlas of CT, Master’s Guide to Birding, Audubon Field Guide to Birds/ Eastern and Western region, Bird Watcher’s Digest, Sanctuary (Massachusetts Audubon Magazine), Audubon Magazine and Audubon Nature Yearbook.


On the advice of his friend and mentor, the late Don Eckelberry, Mike has been painting and sketching birds from life since early in his career. He has traveled to the West Indies and South America to sketch and paint tropical bird and plant life. He has also traveled throughout the United States recording American birds. Mike won the first ever endowment award from the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia  for recognition of his Bird Illustration work. This award was given in memory of Don Eckelberry. Mike’s paintings have been exhibited at the Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT; Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI; Pegasus Gallery, Middlesex College, Middletown, CT; Birds in their Habitat, Connecticut Audubon Society, Fairfield, CT; Focus on Nature, Albany State Museum, Albany, NY; Lyme Art Academy, Lyme, CT;  and Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, PA., Cornell Lab of Ornithology , Ithaca, N.Y., and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown, N.Y. Mike is currently illustrating plates for a new guide to Brazil with Robert Ridgley and Guy Tudor and the Hawaiian bird additions to the Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America.

Blue Gulls
Ivory Billed Woodpecker
Night and Whistling Herons of Brazil
parakeets of Brazil
Saw whet owl
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