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Dr. Dennis Forsythe

Dr. Dennis M. Forsythe has been interested in birds since the age of 5 when he went on his first birding trip with the Toledo Naturalists’Association in his native Toledo, Ohio. He received a B.S. in Zoology from Ohio University, an M.S. in Zoology from Utah State University, and a PhD in Zoology from Clemson University. His professional interest include: bird songs, pelagic and terrestrial bird communities. He is the author of numerous scientific papers and belongs to a variety of scientific societies. He is an elected member of the American Ornithologists’ Union. From 1969 through 2005, Dr. Forsythe was a Professor of Biology at The Citadel, Charleston, SC. Since retired, he has been active in increasing people’s interest in birding, having taught numerous workshops on bird identification and lead bird tours in North America, Belize, Trinidad, Alaska etc. He is the Compiler of the Santee NWR Christmas Bird Count as well as the South Carolina Christmas Bird Count Editor and the South Carolina Reviewer for the Great Backyard Bird Count and Ebirds. Since 1999 He has been interested in butterflies and with colleagues from the College of Charleston has worked on the status and distribution on SC butterflies. He has participated in butterfly counts in MI, OH, GA and SC and had lead butterfly walks for different organizations.

Dr. Dennis Forsythe

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Degrees: Ph. D (Clemson), M.S. (Utah St. U. Logan), B.S. (Ohio University, Athens)
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