- Life long birder.
- Author of the Backyard Birds of California and 49 other Backyard Birds State Guides, to the top 25 Backyard Birds, with identification and attraction tips.
- Recipient of the American Birding Association's Ludlow Griscom Award 2008.
- Recipient of the Roger Tory Peterson Natural History Institute’s Educational Achievement Award 2008
- Owner and Operator of the Layton, Utah Wild Bird Center
- Professional Birding Guide
- Bill has been appointed to the Utah Wildlife Board, www.wildbird.com/layton