Stuart Chambers has been watching birds for 60 years. He has written about them, led birding tours and given talks. He has had involvement in birding organisations including the Ornithological Society of New Zealand, Miranda Naturalists' Trust, Aroha Island Ecological Centre and Silktail Lodge in Fiji. He has bird-watched extensively in the Pacific Islands, UK, Australia and Tanzania. His occupations have included sheep farming, tourism, journalism and publishing.