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Saskatchewan: Premier Birding Guides Biographical Sketch

Chris Charlesworth

Chris has been an enthusiastic birder for most of his life, with over 30 years birding experience in British Columbia, where he has been a professional bird guide for over twenty years.


While growing up, Chris and his family lived in Kelowna, in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, right next to the Chichester Wetlands that would provide early access to nature and encourage his passion for birding. Chris knew he wanted to do something related to birds when he was younger, and that’s what he did.


Though working for the Partnership for International Birding for only a short while, Chris has extensive bird guiding experience throughout North America, where he has led over fifty birding tours in British Columbia, over a hundred birding tours in Canada, and almost a hundred birding tours in the USA for a number of UK based and Canadian companies (including his own). 


His birding travels have taken him throughout much of North America, with favorite destinations including California, Arizona, and Texas in the USA, and Point Pelee and Vancouver Island in Canada.  Chris has also co-led trips to Mexico, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, Peru, Australia and South Africa.  Besides guiding for the Partnership for International Birding in British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest, California and Alaska, Chris is now our Director of North American Operations.


Clients comment on his excellent field skills. With a style said to be laid back, Chris thoroughly enjoys showing people birds and making sure his clients get good views of any species (especially life birds).  


Chris also volunteers his time as an ebird reviewer for large swaths of British Columbia. He has been organizing Christmas Bird Counts since he was a teenager, and still compiles two. He has served on the B.C. Rare Birds Committee, and he is also the regional editor for British Columbia for North American Birds magazine.

Jesse Huth

Jesse Huth was born and raised in the Texas Hill Country, and began birding at the age of six. He quickly joined up with local birding groups, and started going on birding trips all over the state. He eventually started leading local trips for the Wimberley Birding Society, and captaining a team in the Great Texas Birding Classic almost every year. He regularly conducts bird surveys for landowners who maintain wildlife management plans on their properties around Texas. Now with over 18 years experience birding in Texas he has begun to lead a number of Texas trips for the Partnership for International Birding, and assist with other trips around the country.

Jesse enjoys birding all over the world, including many parts of the United States, India, Costa Rica, Peru, Bahamas, and the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Ukraine.

He recently graduated from Texas A&M with an M.S. in poultry welfare and behavior, and a B.S. in poultry science. When not birding, Jesse runs a poultry consultation business to help small flock owners correctly raise, house, feed, care for, and understand their chickens.


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