When their first girl Snowbird was born, the family of five boys was unsure what to expect. "All of her brothers talked about having a sister to watch over and take care of, but as she grew, even at a young age, it became more and more obvious this wasn't going to be the case," says her father Billy. From an early age, Birdie's independence, drive and love for the outdoors was clear. When the family is home in the bush, her days are spent in the outdoors. When she isn't hunting or fishing, she climbs to any high mountain meadow just to watch the deer. She enjoys spending time at the river, creek or by the ocean writing and drawing. She loves animals of all kinds. Her pets have included frogs, five Red-Eared Slider Turtles, many cats, dogs and even a squirrel.