Richard Knapton

Ornithologist & Birding Guide
Richard Knapton - Ornithologist & Birding Guide

Richard Knapton has been an avid birder since his teen years in England, and has graduate degrees in bird research from UBC on Song Sparrows and the University of Manitoba on Clay-colored Sparrows.

He has led tours for almost 30 years to over 30 countries on six continents! He was recently a member of the Alberta Bird Records Committee, and of the COSEWIC Special Studies Group for threatened and endangered birds in Canada. He has been involved in several conservation issues, including the Henslow's Sparrow Recovery Plan. He has taught biology and ornithology courses at three universities, and has researched and published papers on subjects as diverse as meadowlarks and cormorants, Bicknell's Thrushes and Nashville Warblers, White-throated Sparrows and Bohemian Waxwings, as well as zebra mussels and arctic butterflies.

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