Nick Bartok is a Wildlife Biologist and Team Lead for WEST based in the Calgary office. Nick received his Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and his Master of Science from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to joining WEST, Nick worked as a senior biologist and team lead at Tetra Tech for 6 years. Nick’s graduate work focused on detection and habitat use of Least Bittern in southwestern Ontario.
Nick has over 15 years of experience conducting various wildlife surveys across North America in a variety of sectors: Power, Infrastructure & Development, Transportation, Oil & Gas, and Mining. He is a wildlife technical lead, pertaining mostly to renewable energy projects and is responsible for the CanWEA corporate membership and conducts business development for projects in Canada.
Nick is particularly interested and experienced conducting ornithological surveys (e.g., Pre-disturbance Nest Surveys, Marsh Bird Surveys, Breeding Bird Surveys, Lek Surveys, Raptor Surveys, Wildlife Sweeps) in a variety of habitats (e.g., boreal, foothills, prairie) and has excellent knowledge of the various Acts including: Migratory Birds Convention Act, Provincial Wildlife Acts, and the Species at Risk Act and associated Regulations. More recently, he has been involved in bat acoustic surveys across Alberta and navigating the associated regulatory regime. He is a current member of the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists (ASPB) Registration and Wildlife Committees and President for his local Community Association. Nick is a certified Trainer with the North American Bird Banding Council (NABC) and instructs bird banding workshops, marsh bird workshops, and a yearly Bird ID Workshop in Calgary.