Kiah Jasper

Kiah is a 21 year old birder who has grown up with the Bruce Peninsula as his backyard. His keen interest in photography sparked his more serious fascination with all things avian. Kiah is the winner of the 2018 Canadian Geographic wildlife  photographer of the year (under 17). He is the Bruce County compiler for the Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas, an eBird reviewer for 3 counties and is an active Bruce County birder. Kiah is on the Board of the Ontario Field Ornithologists and the Ontario Bird Records Committee (OBRC) and is an active member of the Bruce Birding Club. He leads hikes around the county for both organizations. 

In 2022 Kiah broke the Ontario Big Year record for most birds spotted in a calendar year, with 359 species seen across the province.  An interview on CBC Radio and with the Owen Sound Sun Times were promotional highlights of his Big Year.

Kiah runs Gyrkite Birding Tours with Alessandra Kite, leading birding outings across the province.


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