Gavin first started birding after a family holiday to Point Pelee National Park in Ontario, at the young age of seven. After this first taste of birding, he was hooked and has been enjoying it ever since. In 2015 he moved from Guelph, Ontario to Calgary, Alberta, where he quickly jumped at the opportunity to explore this new home. Gavin has traveled extensively in search of birds in Canada, and he has also birded in various places in the United States, as well as Panama and Ecuador. Point Pelee remains his favorite birding destination, although Cold Lake, Alberta is a close second, as is anywhere in the neotropics. Gavin reviews for eight ebird regions in Southern Alberta and also compiles a Christmas Bird Count.