Colin Jones has been birding since he was a boy and has been leading tours for Eagle-Eye Tours since 1997. He takes great pleasure in sharing his love for nature with others.
Spanning a time period of 10 years he worked in Algonquin Park where he designed and presented a variety of programs on all areas of natural and human history. Colin has also conducted numerous biological inventories and performed bird banding at the Thunder Cape Bird Observatory in Ontario. Colin is interested and knowledgeable in most areas of natural history including mammals, reptiles and amphibians, insects (particularly butterflies and dragonflies), plants, fungi, and, of course, birds. He currently works on rare species in Ontario where he is involved in a variety of inventory and monitoring projects. Colin has birded much of Eastern North America and the Caribbean, as well as parts of Central America and East Africa. He lives in Ontario with his wife and their two children.
"Colin is very well rounded in all natural science areas and we do enjoy understanding the complete ecosystem. He does does focus on birds and is super keen so people appreciate that." - 2016 Cuba participant
"Excellent. These men are wonderful! (With Hector Gomez de Silva)" C. & B.C. 2014
"Beyond excellent. Colin (and Hector Gomez de Silva) were terrific guides. It made all the difference that we could leave the less mobile members with a competent guide while we stomped off into the jungle." D.G. 2014
"Excellent. Both guides (with Hector Gomez de Silva) were very knowledgeable about the birds of the area and both were very accommodating and understanding of the needs of the tour participants. They also worked well with our local guide." M.M. 2014
“Great expertise – worked well together (with Richard) and with local guides on difficult birds.” D.F. 2012
“Very knowledgeable. Met the needs of the group well. Good sense of humour.” V.R. 2012
“Very helpful, very competent, well-organized, always cheerful, great sense of humour.” P.F. 2010
“Colin was wonderful. He made sure that everything ran beautifully. He definitely knew the birds by sight and sound, and found everything. An ornate hawk-eagle on command. Colin was helpful and funny and accommodating. Rick, Miguel, Reuben (local guides) – they were all very knowledgeable and pleasant. The guy at Crooked Tree was great!” D.G. 2010
“All knowledgeable and courteous and helpful. The people who were employed at the lodges were very polite and ready to help in any way. Everybody treated us very well – another plus!” M.A. 2010
“Colin is not only an outstanding bird guide but is a genuinely nice person. I will almost certainly go on another of his tours.” C.D. 2010
“These young men did a fantastic job. Their birdwatching skill is astonishing. They were invariably polite, helpful and cheerful – a really delightful pair.” R.D. 2009
“Both Colin and Peter were exceptionally good guides. They knew the areas well and had all the logistics well planned. But most outstanding was their wonderful expertise in finding birds and seeing that everyone in the party got a good look. Their wealth of knowledge about the field and habits and history of various birds was impressive, too. Also, they were both very kind and solicitous about our comfort and gearing the walking to the abilities of group members.” M.D. 2009
“Colin – extraordinarily caring, kind, patient, sensitive.” J.P. 2009
“Both knew the birds very well.” L.P. 2009