Kootenay Office


Ryan Gill, BSc

Ryan Gill is a Wildlife Biologist with a broad range of experience conducting fieldwork throughout western North America.  From remote islands in Alaska to the Mojave Desert he has worked on a variety of impact assessments and avian ecology studies.  More recently he has developed skills in database administration and GIS.  Ryan is based in Revelstoke where he has been involved in the birding community through the production of a bird song audio disk and as a volunteer naturalist at a local festival.  He is excited about joining CBA and is looking forward to building more GIS skills and spending even more time in the field.

Michal Pavlik, MSc

Michal Pavlik is a Wildlife Biologist in CBA Ltd.'s Kootenay Office. He completed a M.Sc. degree in Zoology in 2007 and his thesis research focused on breeding biology (site-fidelity, nest survival, sex ratio of broods and extra-pair paternity) of the Nightingale ( Luscinia megarhynchos ).

Michal is an experienced ornithologist with excellent bird identification skills and he has worked on various avian surveys and monitoring research projects including population ecology research on small mammals and owl population dynamics. Michal also has extensive bird banding experience and has worked as Bander in Charge at bird banding stations in North America and Europe.

Catherine Craig, MSc

Catherine Craig has been conducting ornithological research in North America for over 10 years and has experience with a wide range of field research techniques.  She became interested in field biology and studying birds while completing her BSc at the University of Victoria.  In 2013, Catherine completed a MSc at Acadia University, where her research focused on the nest-site selection and nest survival of Black-backed and American Three-toed Woodpeckers in managed forest landscapes.  Prior to that, she worked on variety of projects, including three years with an endangered species recovery program in California.  She has also worked at bird banding/migration monitoring stations throughout North America and in Costa Rica.  Catherine worked for CBA Ltd. seasonally in 2009 and 2013 and began a full-time position in 2014.