An exacting scientist, inspired wildlife artist and all-around outdoor enthusiast, Alan Smith has traveled Saskatchewan extensively seeking the records of fellow birders and in search of new bird sightings. First inspired by his fourth grade teacher in Saskatoon, Alan joins the ranks of the many distinguished naturalists who have chronicled Saskatchewan's unique bird population for over 250 years.
He is the author of Atlas of Saskatchewan Birds, a comprehensive guide chronicling bird sightings in Saskatchewan, and is a veteran of Canadian Wildlife Service. His career has taken him all over Saskatchewan and to faraway places such as the High Arctic to study seabirds and Costa Rica to study North American songbirds.
Most recently, he has been involved in the establishment and operation of the Last Mountain Bird Observatory on the north shore of Last Mountain Lake