Bert Filemyr

Positions and Achievements

Treasurer: 2016, 2016, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019

Devoc: 2013
Stone: 2014, 2009, 2003

Fellow of the DVOC
Honorary Member
Life Member

"So many places, so many species, so little time."

I was always interested in birds and the natural world but it was not until August 1992 that an event occured that started me on my life's avocation. I was camped with my family in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. A male Western Tanager flew into the campsite, hesitated and flew away. I grabbed my binoculars and started chasing it. I found the bird several campsites down the road. At that point I realized how much I enjoyed the excitement of seeking out and studying birds.

On June 1, 2014 I completed my long-term goal of seeing at least 100 species in each of the lower 48 states.