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Justin is President of the Toronto Ornithological Club and life member of the Ontario Field Ornithologists. He regularly leads spring bird walks at Point Pelee National Park. He also volunteers his skills in regional and international research projects and publishes his observations whenever possible; for example, he co-authored a scientific paper in the Canadian Field-Naturalist detailing previously undescribed behaviours of the Fisher, which is a medium-sized member of the weasel family famed for its ability to kill porcupines. He is also a popular speaker and trip leader at birding festivals and nature clubs. More recently, Justin completed revisions to the popular book Trees of Algonquin Provincial Park and he took on the role of moderator for the burgeoning Facebook group, Ontario Birds. Like some other Quest leaders, Justin is a member of the Brodie Club, one of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious natural history clubs.
Justin's interests span the gamut of natural history and he is always keen to help tour participants enjoy every region they visit to the utmost. He admits a particular fondness for India and the Galapagos Islands. He is currently preparing for our 'Unspoiled Antarctica, with South Georgia' expedition in October and November of 2022!
Some of Justin's other writings are on-line. You can read his articles in Algonquin Park's official newsletter, The Raven, including on the advent of Beech Bark Disease in the Park (in printer's layout) as well as one of the distribution of the Basswood in Algonquin Park. Justin also publishes in Ontario Birds, journal of the Ontario Field Ornithologists. Here's an article on nectar-feeding behaviour by a Nashville Warbler. A more recent one details the death-by-entrapment of a Purple Martin (warning: some graphic images). Yet another here details the effects of Double-crested Cormorants at a newly formed colony.
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Has Two Leaves. Dies Hard.
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