Well, here we are, another introduction and another member joining this ever-growing flock that is Bird Canada. I feel that the best way to start writing on a blog is an introduction, so here it is!
My name is Matthew Sim and I am a 15 year old avid birder, naturalist and nature photographer. I’m originally from Texas, which is where I live currently, attending high school down here, however I grew up and have spent most of my life in Calgary, Alberta and feel as much a Canadian as an American. I’ve always been interested in nature although serious birding only came about 4 years ago. Once I became more centered around birds, I decided to get a digital camera to photograph the birds I was seeing. When that happened, as Dan Arndt put it so well in his introductory post, everything went downhill from there and turning back was not an option!
I soon joined Calgary’s local birding group, just in time to join the 2010 birding competition held in the city. Gradually I learned more and more on the local flora and fauna and am still learning. That summer, I spent my days biking and taking public transit around the city to see more birds.
Then, back in the summer of 2011, I moved back down to Texas to attend high school and was amazed at a whole new world of birds. I blog on Birds Calgary as well as a nature photography blog of my own and am looking forward to blogging here at Bird Canada as well. I enjoy all aspects of nature (though birds are by far my favorite) and am always eager to learn more; glad to be on board!