Dr. Greg Forcey was born in rural north-central Pennsylvania. As a child, he spent many hours outside and quickly became fond of different wildlife species, especially birds. Given his interest with wildlife, he decided to pursue a career in this field and enrolled at Penn State University in 1996, majoring in wildlife and fisheries science. He graduated from Penn State University in May of 2000 and completed a master's degree in wildlife and fisheries resources at West Virginia University in May 2002. In May 2006, he completed his Ph.D. in Zoology at North Dakota State University. His graduate research involved evaluating different bird survey techniques (M.S.) and studying land use and climate influences on wetland breeding birds in the upper Great Plains (PhD). Currently, Greg is a Senior Avian Ecologist for Normandeau Associates in Gainesville, Florida and is heavily focused with working on issues surrounding wind turbine and wildlife interactions.
Greg's primary interest outside of work is photography, with wildlife being his favorite genre. His interest in photography started in 1991 with a Minolta 5000i 35mm film SLR camera, and in 1998 he switched to a Nikon F5 film camera. Today Greg's photography is strictly done with Nikon digital SLRs and a wide assortment of lenses ranging from 14mm to 600mm. He shoots strictly in RAW mode and processes his images with Adobe Lightroom 3 on a Mac Pro.
In addition to photography, Greg enjoys strength training, bicycling, canoeing, hiking, and going to concerts.
All images on his website are available as fine art prints or for publication in books, magazines, calendars, and newspapers. If you are interested in purchasing any of Greg's images, please use the contact form to email him. Thank you for visiting and check back frequently for updates!
Let's hope it gets good ones soon!