Erik is an 18 year old birder from Grey County. He's been birding since a very young age; having had the great fortune of growing up in the countryside among a diverse array of birds to fuel his passion. He enjoys watching birds as well as studying them. Erik has banded birds at both Long Point Bird Observatory (Old Cut Research Station) and Cabot Head Bird Observatory as a volunteer. Erik has been the Owen Sound Christmas Bird Count Compiler for several years and is a hike leader for the Owen Sound Field Naturalists and the Bruce Birding Club. His favourite aspect of being a birder is sharing his passion with others, which is why he enjoys leading birding hikes so much.