About Me

Julia Zarankin unintentionally became a birder after seeing her first Red-winged Blackbird. She now loves to blog about her misadventures in bird identification, and offers trenchant analysis of avian coiffures as often as possible. In her other life, she is a writer, editor, writing coach, and lecturer to later-life learners in Toronto. Her writing has appeared in such places as Maisonneuve, The New Quarterly, The Threepenny Review, The Antioch Review, The Toast, and PRISM International In her former life, she worked as a professor of Russian literature and culture at the University of Missouri. She is a regular contributor to Ontario Nature and also reviews books for Birding.

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  1. Sandra Schian

    Hi Julia,
    this is Sandra from Elmshorn – you know, your dark-gone penpal. ;o) I have finally gotten around to work on my reply pile, and often I read the incoming letters only when I’m about to reply so the answer will be somewhat fresh.
    So I’m totally shocked to see that you might be near me in Europe in a short time from now! I’m sorry I havent reacted to your request by now, and because I’m not sure if there’s enough time left for snail mail to make it to you and I couldn’t find an email address, I googled you and found you here. So yes, I’d be absolutely delighted to meet! But: Olaf and I are gone to Weimar for an extended weekend from June 22nd to June 26th.
    Here’s my mail address for further and faster contact: petrolia@posteo.de
    I’ll write to you anyway today, but for the traveling plans email might be better…
    Have a great weekend, and hope to see you soon!
    Kind regards,

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