Darrell W. Vollert’s keen interest in the natural sciences, particularly ornithology, was apparent at an early age.

Being one of the Brazos Valley’s premier birding experts, he is happiest in the field.  He conducts bird surveys for local landowners, performs breeding bird surveys for the U.S. Geological Survey, and participates in multiple Christmas Bird Counts throughout the state. Darrell also leads private birding tours in Texas, as well as assisting with the coordination of birding field trips for the Texas Ornithological Society in southeast Texas. His rare bird sightings have been published in the Texas Ornithological Society’s magazine, Texas Birds, and the American Birding Association’s, North American Birds.
Adding to his toolbox, Darrell became a licensed bird bander in 2002. 

A native of Chappell Hill in Washington County, Texas and since 1997, Darrel has documented approximately 300 species of birds in Washington County.

Darrell is an active member of the National Audubon Society, Texas Ornithological Society, American Birding Association, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, American Bird Conservancy, Native Plant Society of Texas, and The Nature Conservancy.