Bill's Bayou

March 9, 2006


In early January Bill Holliday spent two weeks with a volunteer team searching for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker in the White River National Wildlife Refuge (standing, second from left in photo). It’s just one episode in a career filled with eclectic interests ranging from birding, hunting, and fishing to photography, gemology, and astronomy. His day job for 30 years was as a petroleum geologist in various parts of Texas. He now makes a living as a consulting geologist while pursuing a master’s degree in GIS-cartography at Texas State University. He earned a degree in geology in 1973 from what was then West Texas State University.


Bill is all about science, and all about the outdoors. This true Renaissance man has done grant-funded research on asteroids that included construction of two observatories. Bill’s interest in birds led him to work out the distribution of wintering Mountain Plovers in Texas. Bill has also surveyed nesting Golden Eagles in the northern Palo Duro Canyon, Texas, (his favorite bird, by the way). Bill has also studied human impact on the bottomland forest along the Navisota River in Texas. He's built his own kayak, mapped geological phenomena, and experimented with picking up short-wave music from around the world. Bill lives in New Braunfels, Texas with his wife Ginger. They have two grown daughters.


Bill created a web site to showcase his experience in Arkansas. So, take a trip into the bayou with Bill and enjoy some beautiful photographs!