Dennis, with his late wife Gwen, have enjoyed the Bruce Peninsula for over 50 years. They started bird watching in 1982 when a Pileated Woodpecker landed on a maple tree in front of their cottage and out of curiosity, purchased a field guide. They were hooked!
They were encouraged by Martin Parker to participate in the first Bird Atlassing Project and subsequently volunteered again from 2001 - 2005. Martin was Dennis' mentor and provided him with four bluebird nesting boxes to put up on the Bruce. These first Eastern Bluebird nests were located at Silver Creek Cemetery in 1982. Since then they have fledged almost 3,000 Eastern Bluebirds.
Dennis continues to check 100 bluebird boxes each breeding season. These boxes have also had good success with Tree Swallows, House Wrens and Black-capped Chickadees.