Walton, R. K.

Walton, R. K.


Richard K. Walton
7 Concord Greene #8
Concord, MA 01742

Work Experience & Education


Naturalist, Teacher, and Video Producer, Natural History Productions, 1986 - present
Video Producer and Director, Brownbag Productions, 1995 - present
Self-employed Writer/Researcher/Consultant, 1986 - present
Consultant, Massachusetts Audubon Society, 1984 - 1995
Science Curriculum Writer, 1975 - 1985
Elementary School Classroom Teacher,1970 - 1986


Video Production: Online video production for websites with a focus on nature. Founder and co-owner of Brownbag Productions. Natural history DVDs and videos focusing on birds, butterflies, and dragonflies. Video projects for museums, nature centers, and various Audubon organizations as well as online nature video for websites. Stock footage supplier for media productions including corporate, commercial & cable television, CD ROMs, and the WWW. Video consultant for Concord Consortium

Writing: Educational books, tapes, and videos on popular natural history. Contributions to various popular and scientific journals on natural history topics. Species accounts for state bird and butterfly surveys, inventory and habitat reports for town wildlife projects, regional work on the cultural and natural history of the Sudbury River Valley. Curriculum design and writing.

Teaching: Natural history workshops and lectures for American Birding Association, Association of Field Ornithologists, Massachusetts Audubon Society, Audubon Society of Rhode Island, Maine Audubon Society, Audubon Society of New Hampshire, New Jersey Audubon Society, Florida Audubon Society, University of Maine - Institute for Field Ornithology, Bird Observer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Thoreau Society, New England Wildflower Society, WGBH, and Lesley College. Classroom teacher.

Research: Monarch Migration Project, Xerces/NABA Fourth of July Butterfly Counts, Massachusetts Butterfly Atlas Project, Massachusetts Breeding Bird Census, Faunal Census for National Park Service, The Nature Conservancy (Mass. Natural Heritage Program/Minute Man National Historic Park) Faunal Inventory, International Shorebird Census, Sudbury River Valley Bird Census, Sudbury River Valley Winter Raptor Census.

Administration: Coordinator: Massachusetts Butterfly Atlas Project; Secretary: Massachusetts Avian Records Committee; Director: Monarch Migration Project; Compiler: Concord Christmas Bird Count and Concord Xerces/NABA Census; Chairperson: Elementary Science Curriculum Committee; Secretary: Nuttall Ornithological Club.


Master of Education Natural Science Education Lesley College, Cambridge, MA June 1978
Bachelor of Arts Philosophy Hobart College, Geneva, NY June 1964

Awards and Affiliations

Visiting Scholar, Cape May Bird Observatory - Nuttall Ornithological Club - Xerces Society - Lepidopterists' Society - Concord Wildlife Committee - Massachusetts Avian Records Committee - North American Butterfly Association - Massachusetts Environmental Education Award 1979 from the National Association of Conservation Districts


-Skippers of the Northeast: A Video Guide to Field Identification. Natural History Productions. 2008 Revised. Online Edition (www.rkwalton.com/skip.html).
-Panama: Canopy Tower and Canopy Lodge. Hylaea Productions. 2007. With Raul Arias de Para and Victor Emanuel
-Cape May - Fall Flight. Brownbag Productions. 2006 (DVD).
-Henry David Thoreau - Speaking for Nature. Three Rivers Productions. 2006 (DVD). With John Huehnergard.
-QUIZ BIRDS: Birding the Hot Spots. Brownbag Productions. 2006 (DVD). With Greg Dodge.
-Monarch butterfly (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) migration monitoring at Chincoteague, Virginia and Cape May, New Jersey:
a comparison of long-term trends
. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 79(2):156-164. 2006.
With Denise Gibbs, Lincoln Brower and Andrew Davis.
-The New World Tropics / An Introduction For Naturalists / Belize - Costa Rica - Trinidad. Hylaea / Brownbag Productions. 2005 (DVD).
-Long-term monitoring and fall migration patterns of the monarch butterfly in Cape May, NJ.
Annals of the Entomological Society of America 98(5): 682-689. 2005. With Lincoln Brower and Andrew Davis.
-Common Butterflies and Skippers of Eastern North America. Brownbag Productions. 2004 (DVD). With Greg Dodge.
-Common Dragonflies and Damselflies of Eastern North America. Brownbag Productions. 2004 (DVD). With Greg Dodge.
-Shorebirds: A Guide to the Shorebirds of Eastern North America. Brownbag Productions. 2003 (DVD), 2000 (VHS). With Greg Dodge.
-Hawk Watch: A Video Guide To Eastern Raptors. Brownbag Productions. 2003 (DVD), 1998 (VHS). With Greg Dodge.
-Common Butterflies of the Southeast: A Video Guide. Brownbag Productions.1998 (VHS). With Greg Dodge.
-Common Dragonflies of the Northeast: A Video Guide. Brownbag Productions. 1997 (VHS). With Richard Forster.
-Common Butterflies of the Northeast: A Video Guide. Brownbag Productions. February 1996 (VHS).
-Monitoring the Fall Migration of the Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus L.) in Eastern North America: 1991-1994. 1996.
Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society. With Lincoln Brower.
-Skippers of the Northeast: A Video Guide to Field Identification. Brownbag Productions.1995. VHS Video.
-More Birding by Ear: Eastern. Peterson Field Guide # 47. 1994. Houghton Mifflin Co. With Bob Lawson.
-The National Audubon Society Pocket Guides:
Familiar Birds of Lakes and Rivers. 1994. Alfred A. Knopf.
Songbirds and Familiar Backyard Birds. 1994. Alfred A. Knopf.
North American Waterfowl. 1994. Alfred A. Knopf.
North American Birds of Prey. With Clay Sutton. 1994. Alfred A. Knopf.
-Endangered Wildlife of North America - Coloring Book. 1991. Houghton Mifflin Co.
-Backyard Birdsong. Peterson Field Guide # 43. 1991. Houghton Mifflin Co. With Bob Lawson.
-The Audubon Society Pocket Guides: Familiar Butterflies of North America. 1990. Alfred A. Knopf.
-Birding by Ear: Western. Peterson Field Guide # 41. 1990. Houghton Mifflin Co. With Bob Lawson.
-Birding by Ear: Eastern. Peterson Field Guide # 38. 1989. Houghton Mifflin Co. With Bob Lawson.
-Bird Finding in New England. 1988. Godine.
-Birds of the Sudbury River Valley: An Historical Perspective. 1984. Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Various articles and short papers in American Birds, American Butterflies, Birding, Sanctuary-The Journal of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, and Bird Observer of Eastern Massachusetts.

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:: references ::

KALDARI, R., EDWARDS, G. B. & WALTON, R. K. (2011)

   First records of Hakka (Araneae: Salticidae) in North America. PECKHAMIA 94.1: 1-6

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