Steve began his career as an ornithologist at the Long Point Bird Observatory in Ontario, close to where he grew up among 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 birding and photo assignments.
His thirst for adventure has taken him repeatedly to the neotropics, the Himalayas, and Patagonia to name a few places. During these forays he always keeps his binoculars at the ready for surprise avian encounters.
He most enjoys hearing birdsong in the tropical rainforest and learning about the simple pleasures in life with his two boys at home in Nelson, BC.
"Steve is passionate about birding and photography, very open, observant, an excellent communicator, and possesses an uncanny ability to drive and identify birds at the same time." -2016 High Arctic & NWT participant
"Steve was very friendly and extremely knowledgable of the birds." - 2016 High Arctic & NWT participant
"Steve was energetic, kind, knowledgable and fun with a lighter side to birding. I appreciated the opportunity for photography especially the Snowy Owl" - 2016 High Arctic & NWT participant
"Knowledgeable, responsive to our needs, worked hard to make our experience memorable." - 2016 Patagonia Photo Tour
"Excellent guide - he worked hard to get us as many birds as he could." 2015 Point Pelee tour
"Excellent. Steve's language skills were critical. His easy going nature made him a pleasure to be around. His "ear" for the calls was amazing and essential for forest birding." - Costa Rica tour 2015
"Steve Ogle is a great guide, brought terrific expertise and energy to this trip." Chile tour 2014
"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