Gallus started birding while in the eighth grade in his home state of Pennsylvania.
He is a biologist, conservationist, trip leader and highly competitive lister.
He has many years of hawkwatching experience at Hawk Mountain PA and at Montclair NJ as both a volunteer and as a professional hawk counter and was involved in banding/radio telemetry work with endangered Florida Grasshopper Sparrows at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park.
As a biologist with Lake County Parks he wears many hats, working not only as a Biologist but as Park Ranger, Trails Planner, and Events Coordinator.
He has led countless field trips in Central Florida for a number of Audubon chapters. His popularity as a birding guide in Florida is well known throughout the birding community.
Gallus was one of the Florida birders featured in Bo Beolens’ March/April 2010 Birdwatchers Digest article.
His 2008 Florida Big Year resulted in a total of 359 species, the third highest Florida Big Year ever recorded.
Gallus recently joined the ranks of the elite group that has seen 400 species in Florida, and he did it with style too, a White-tailed Tropicbird! His Florida total is now at 418 species!
He has led multiple birding trips to the Dry Tortugas.
Gallus continued in 2015 as the Florida Breeding Bird Atlas II Lake County Cordinator and as the ebird reviewer for Lake and Sumter Counties and as an ebird hotspot reviewer for Florida. He is a Keynote Speaker at Lake County’s Wings & Wildflowers Festival. He was featured on an episode of ‘Birding Adventures With James Currie’ and is doing a Lake County ‘Big Year’ to promote birding and ecotourism in his home county.
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