Dr. Rob Butler is an ornithologist, author, and artist. He holds a graduate degree from Simon Fraser University (MSc) and the University of British Columbia (PhD). He spent 40 years mostly with the Canadian Wildlife Service as a biologist and then a scientist researching birds. Rob is an adjunct professor of Biological Sciences at Simon Fraser University and has published over 140 works for scientific and popular audiences. He has scores of appearances on television, radio and in newspapers on bird related storiees.
Dr. Butler was a Co-Convener of the 27th International Ornithological Congress and serves on many boards including the executive of the The Nature Trust of British Columbia, President the Pacific WildLife Foundation, Chair of the Vancouver International Bird Festival and is Honorary Director of Nature Kids.
He is a fellow of The Explorers Club, Royal Canadian Geographic Society, and American Ornithologists Union, an outstanding alumnus of Simon Fraser University and Capilano University, and Signature Member of Artists for Conservation.