Tim Arthur

Bird Guide, Naturalist & Photographer
Tim Arthur - Bird Guide, Naturalist & Photographer

When he was a child, Tim Arthur used to be bored to tears when his parents and grandparents would talk about birds and wildflowers. I know, not the introduction you were expecting... Then he got a taste of the natural world with a trip to the Rocky Mountains as a teenager and he fell in love with wildlife and amazing landscapes. Outdoor adventures and exploration have been a huge part of his life ever since. Bears were his first love, and he always liked the "cool" birds like eagles, hawks and loons but his birding journey didn't really start until he was hiking with his binoculars at a local park and found a small, colourful, and very active bird. This male Yellow-rumped Warbler was his spark bird. When he returned home and found it in the field guide he was shocked at all of the other amazing birds that could be found locally!!

Tim enjoyed a long career as an Audio Engineer in the film and television industry, working on many award winning nature documentaries along with a variety of other projects. But, after 20 years he was ready for a change. As luck would have it, in 2017 a good friend was looking for a fieldwork partner working for Birds Canada. Now, as he tells anyone who will listen, he "gets paid to go birding, camping, and canoeing". Tim has also guided well over 1000 people for the Point Pelee Festival of Birds and the Huron Fringe Birding Festival for several years as well as some private guiding. He has volunteered for the Ontario Field Ornithologists, leading birding as well as photography outings.

Tim has also presented to several nature clubs about the birds and wildlife of Algonquin Provincial Park, and given wildlife photography presentations at the Point Pelee Festival of Birds. Tim has a passion for wildlife photography (mainly birds!) and has drawn upon his career in the film industry to produce some videos for Birds Canada.

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