a hangout for peeps into birds

intoBirds Established 2017

Whether it’s nature, art, architecture, engineering, literature, film or fashion, birds inspire creative minds to reach for the sky.

Whatever you call yourself: a bird watcher, bird enthusiast or you just love birds, we all share a common trait: we’re into birds. is an online magazine, community, and resource for all things birds.

intoBirds Team

Reneé Hewitt

Reneé Hewitt

President, Co-founder, Editor-in-Chief, Bird Enthusiast

Renée became a nature buff and an animal activist when she was 5 year’s old. Since then her passion for ‘saving the world’ grew.

She proudly supports the Animal Welfare Institute, ASPCA, Audubon Greenwich, The Bobolink Project, Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Little Wanders NYC, Marist College Alumni Fund, National Audubon Society, Project SNOWstorm, BirdLife International, and the WWF.

Renee’s an avid art collector and enjoys graffiti and street art.

When not exploring nature, taking photos of animals and birds or writing about birds, you can catch Renée on the comedy circuit in NY, NJ and CT. As a stand-up comedian she works birds into her comedy sets and is known as the ‘Word Bird.’

Renée is a publicist and marketing consultant and runs Hewitt PR and Content Marketing. She lives in Ridgefield, CT and is the humom of two beautiful maine coon cats Sonja and Arya. And yes, they enjoy bird watching too!

Daniel Samperi

Daniel Samperi

Co-founder, Photographer, Animal Activist

Co-founder, Photographer, Animal Activist

Dan has loved nature as long as he can remember. Going to zoos and seeing exotic animals occupied his time until he was old enough to have his own pet “dinosaur” – two iguanas named Frisco and Malaki.

After a successful career as a professional photographer and videographer, Dan now lives in the Hudson Valley, while maintaining his ties to NYC.

Dan is a vegan and animal activist and proudly supports the Catskill Animal Sanctuary in Saugerties, NY.

When not exploring nature or hiking, Dan enjoys woodworking and tinkering with Festool toys or binge watching episodes of Games of Thrones.

Sonja Coon

Sonja Coon

Official Mascot, Brand Ambassador

A lavishly pampered female gray Maine Coon.

Sonja’s hobbies include riding her skateboard, competitive yawning, dabbling in cat stand-up comedy, attending box pawties with her online friends and celebrating Caturdays.

Her profession is bird watching.