ancestors 130If you know us, you don’t need a picture, if you don’t … well on the right you will see my grandparents, Walter and Annie, and perhaps there is just enough likeness to recognise me if we pass when out birding. I like to think that they were heading out on a birding expedition to start the family life list and find some wild flowers to press (which is what they did in those days when digital photographic collection was yet to be invented).  Walter was a world-class gardener and persuaded me that mucking about in the soil is good fun.

I am a biologist, originally from England but for a long time now a Canadian from Québec. After a career in laboratories I am transitioning (through retirement) back to where it all started for me, doing hands-on wildlife biology in the field.

The Sparroworks Wildlife Co. is a small non-profit operation supporting wildlife and conservation organisations in Québec and elsewhere. Sharing our images is one way we do this – hoping that they will enthuse others about the importance of preserving the natural world. Photography is a fascinating discipline and gives me a means to share the things that interest me with others who I hope will find them as fascinating as I do. It also involves “gadgets” and that is always a good thing.

This is not a business. Sparroworks photographs are shared in order to help support conservation groups and projects. Photographs may be purchased if you email us for details (use the contact link on any page) but most of them are FREE for you to use, especially if it is for a conservation-related purpose. Just let us know where and how you will be displaying them and we will send you a download link for a usable image. All are photographs that we hope that you will enjoy.

We are also great evangelists for GreenBirding – to the extent that we have even written a beautifully illustrated book about the subject entitled, of course, “Green Birding”. Green Birding is about birding your local patch and studying the wildlife oyu live amongst rather than adding to global carbon emissions by driving and flying vast distances to add another rarity to your life-list. You can buy it at a good discount from Amazon or from the bookseller of your choice.

Finally, if you ever come to Quebec, get in touch with Bird Protection Quebec – a charity to support and one whose field trips will introduce you to our birds.

If you ever come to Quebec, get in touch with Bird Protection Quebec – a charity to support

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