Kootenay Office


Harry van Oort, MSc, RPBio

Harry van Oort is a Wildlife Biologist with expertise in ornithology, animal behavior, and large mammal ecology. During his career, Harry has gained considerable experience working on reproductive studies of songbirds, conducting aerial wildlife surveys, designing studies, analyzing data, and writing technical reports and scientific papers for publication. Harry first became interested in bird watching and falconry at a young age and he pursued this interest when he began doing biological fieldwork in 1996. Harry completed his BSc. Degree at the University of Victoria in 1999. In 2004 he completed his MSc. Degree at the University of Northern British Columbia, where he studied black-capped chickadees ( Poecile atricapillus ) under the supervision of Dr. Ken Otter. Harry has been working as a professional biologist since then.

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.

Corey Bird, BSc

Corey Bird is a Wildlife Biologist that began working seasonally with CBA Ltd in 2009. Corey has a wide range of experience and has been involved with several mammal and bird research and inventory projects throughout southern British Columbia. He has conducted or been involved with projects focusing on Cougars, Wolves, Caribou, Wolverine, and small mammals, as well as various avian ecology studies. In addition, Corey has been involved with several ecosystem mapping and forest ecology research projects. Corey completed his degree in Natural Resource Science at Thompson Rivers University in 2005 and has worked full-time in our Kootenay Office since 2012.

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.