Steve began his career as an ornithologist at the Long Point Bird Observatory in Ontario, close to where he grew up amongst the company of eastern migratory birds. He has since headed west to the Kootenay region of British Columbia but continues to exhibit an affinity for migration by traveling abroad on biology and photographic assignments.
His thirst for adventure has taken him repeatedly to the neotropics, the Himalayas, and Patagonia to name a few places. Skiing or climbing is usually the main objective, however during these forays he always keeps his binoculars at the ready for surprise avian encounters.
Coincidental to his ongoing love for birds, Steve now partners with the Nature Conservancy of Canada to run the Tatlayoko Lake Bird Observatory in B.C.'s Coast Mountains. He asserts that the stunning peaks of the Niut Range keep him dreaming about the next adventure. More often than not, however, birds get the best of him and he wanders back to Point Pelee or the southern Okanagan, binoculars in hand.
"Good. He has a good sense of humour and enthusiasm - very likeable." D.F. 2013
“Both (Rudolf & Steve) excellent for bird skills, particularly ability to pick-up birds while still driving safely.” B.S. 2010
“These guys (Rudolf & Steve) really worked to find the birds and provide a quality experience. And they are fun to hang out with.” J.K. 2010