|Jason is a Registered Professional Biologist in BC and an
experienced field ornithologist.
He has worked on and watched
birds throughout North America and abroad (Ethiopia, Central and
South America, Scandinavia, New Zealand).
Jason's doctoral thesis and subsequent academic research focused
on habitat selection behaviour of Cerulean Warblers on both the
breeding grounds (deciduous forests in eastern Ontario) and winter
grounds (shade coffee plantations and montane forests in Venezuela).
Additional projects including using stable isotopes to track
migration patterns, examining large-scale synchronization of
fluctuations in migrant populations, and examining bird mortality
resulting from light attraction.
Jason is a North American Banding Council Certified Bander and
Trainer, and is on the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Avian
Jason has been involved in environmental education for over 25
years: as a park naturalist in BC provincial parks, as a nature tour
guide, and as a college professor. He is happiest when outside,
sharing his enthusiasm for all things wild with others.
He is also a self-confessed Hobbit!