Wildlife photographer Tom Hince got hooked on birding at age 7, when his teacher showed him and his parents a barn owl hunting along a country road one late afternoon.
A Canadian who now makes his home in Dunnellon, Hince found his passion for birds led him to producing and hosting segments for the Discovery Channel on birds and wildlife from around the globe.
He also was a media specialist and manager of visitor services and interpretation for several national parks in Canada and has a bachelor of science degree in ecology from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.
Since 1983, he has owned www.birdwithTom.com, a birding tour and consulting company. He has published several birding guides, as well as birding assessments and government plans.
He was a weekly columnist and photographer for six years with his column, “Birding,” for the Windsor Star. His videos have won awards and he has won birding awards.
In 2021, he has birding trips planned to Michigan, Alberta, the Yukon to the Arctic Ocean, and Australia, according to his website.
Hince’s wife, Kathi, also is a photographer of birds.