Since retiring from teaching, Pete Read has been active as an environmental consultant doing fieldwork throughout Ontario and working on building projects for the preservation of the Eastern Loggerhead Shrike. He is also the official compiler of bird records for the London, Ontario region. Pete has been birding at Point Pelee each spring for over 45 years, and has been leading walks there to initiate new birders for over a decade. Pete has led many Quest Nature Tours trips to destinations including the Amazon, Brazil’s Pantanal, Costa Rica, Madagascar, Cuba, Iceland, India, and South Africa. He is known for his quirky jokes and storytelling abilities!