Brett M. Ewald is a biologist and naturalist and owner of Lakeshore Nature Tours on the southern shore of Lake Ontario. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Buffalo State College and has been studying and enjoying birds and nature for over 35 years. His passion for birds and their conservation has led to his involvement in many research and educational projects, specializing in migration and distribution patterns. These endeavors have taken him from the mountains of New Mexico to the beaches of New Jersey. A native of Western New York, his recent research efforts have concentrated on this region; he is the former Director of the Hamlin Beach Lakewatch for Braddock Bay Raptor Research, and co-authored a publication on waterbird movements on Lake Ontario.