Board of Directors

A native Nova Scotian, David has been an active member of the NSBS since moving home from London, Ontario in 1980. As a Mcllwraith Field Naturalist in London, his passion for birding grew while exploring Southern Ontario, especially the famous Point Pelee National Park. Read More

Angie grew in up a small village in the heart of England and has always had a keen interest in birds and nature in general and is now proud to serve as a director of the NSBS. Read More

Tony has been a "Birder" for over 40 years originally in England and for the last 15 years since moving to Canada here in Nova Scotia. Read More

Helene Van Doninck DVM is originally from Cape Breton Island and grew up in New Waterford. She graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 1991, and practised as a small animal veterinarian in Ontario and Newfoundland before settling near Truro, Nova Scotia. Read More

Eric taught at Dalhousie University and King’s College in Halifax and is now a semi-retired biological oceanographer and historian of science. He began birding as a child and since 1967 has birded in Nova Scotia and several other places around the world. He is especially interested in seabirds, shorebirds and the birds of Brier Island.

Gillian has been a birder for about 50 years and has been involved in the Maritime Atlas projects, while also conducting a breeding bird survey route. She became the treasurer in 2010. In the past few years she and her husband Jim have enjoyed traveling with a birding theme, both internationally and in Canada. 

Kate Steele is the Secretary for the Nova Scotia Bird Society. She grew up on the eastern shore of Nova Scotia and always had an interest in nature and birds. In January 2009 Kate went on her first NSBS field trip and has been hooked ever since! She has participated in Christmas Bird Counts, Nocturnal Owl Surveys, and the Great Backyard Bird Count. Kate loves going on field trips, participating in “citizen science”, and bird watching as much as she can!

Ian McLaren was raised in woodsy West-End Montreal, so natural history was an early calling. As an undergraduate at McGill he spent summers on an arctic research vessel and spent 15 years studying marine life in Nunavut. Read More

A born and brought-up true Nova Scotian, Chris Pepper has been a member of the Nova Scotia Bird Society for 5 years. During this time, he has taken on the onerous job of co-ordinating the Nova Scotia Spring Migration Count. If that wasn't enough, our magazine would not get to mailboxes if it wasn't for his other NSBS job of sorting and mailing. Read More

Born and raised in Germany, Ulli came to Halifax in 1998. Freshly graduated from the University of Frankfurt his intention was to work for two or three years as a postdoctoral research fellow in the physiology department at Dalhousie University. Life has its own ways and more than a decade later he is still in Halifax, currently teaching biology at Mount Saint Vincent University. Read More

B has loved birds and birding all her life. Her earliest memory is of climbing up a tree to peer into a hummingbird's nest in Trinidad, where she was born. She has also birded in a few other locations around the world like the Galapagos Islands, England, and Ethiopia. She moved to Nova Scotia a few years ago from the West Coast and is now enjoying seeing all of the Eastern birds, and building up her Halifax list. Her dream would be to spend a year birding Canada and the US.