Cam GilliesOwner & Ornithologist
About Cam Gillies
Cam Gillies grew up enjoying the birds and Rocky Mountains of British Columbia. He is a keen birder and photographer and as a co-owner of Eagle-Eye Tours, he is excited to share his passion with others.
Cam has guided several trips and has participated in a variety of research projects; everything from catching endangered Leopard Frogs to snow tracking Wolverines. He completed a PhD at the University of Alberta on the movement of forest birds in Costa Rica. During his fieldwork he managed to follow the movements of Barred Antshrikes and Rufous-naped Wrens with radio-telemetry as they flew far and wide! Over several years, he has traveled and birded his way through Jamaica, Guatemala, Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, Bolivia, and Chile. He speaks Spanish, has been active in a number of conservation groups and enjoys time in the outdoors skiing, hiking, canoeing, and birding!
He was recently nominated to the Royal Canadian Geographical Society's College of Fellows for his accomplishments in furthering the Society's goal of making Canada better known to Canadians.