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Andrew Walker

Andrew Walker is Birding Ecotours’ UK representative, and he also guides some of our birding tours in many parts of the world. He lives in York, North Yorkshire, England, where he is the York Ornith ...

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Anna Wittmer

Office staff and Tour Leader for Birding Ecotours. Anna Wittmer and Ben Warner are birders and all-around nature enthusiasts from Ohio. Both have been fascinated by most types of living creatures sinc ...

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Ben Warner

Office staff and Tour Leader for Birding Ecotours. Anna Wittmer and Ben Warner are birders and all-around nature enthusiasts from Ohio. Both have been fascinated by most types of living creatures sinc ...

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Chris Lotz

Owner of Birding Ecotours.  Chris is the founder of Birding Ecotours and since childhood has been an incredibly enthusiastic birder. He particularly loves tracking down owls, but other favorite birds ...

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Duan Biggs

Responsible for setting up several new tours for Birding Ecotours, and some guiding. Duan Biggs was born in Windhoek, Namibia, and spent many weekends of his youth in this vast and wild country chasin ...

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Dylan Vasapolli

Senior Birding Guide and administrative assistant for Birding Ecotours. Dylan Vasapolli grew up in the suburbs of Johannesburg, and fortunately, due to a very supportive mother, was able to experience ...

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Eduardo Ormaeche

Head of our South/Central American office in Peru, and senior tour leader in this region. Since 2004 Eduardo Ormaeche has not stopped working for Birding Ecotours. He started guiding tours in his nati ...

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Galo Real

Tour Leader for Birding Ecotours Galo Real was born and raised in the heart of the Andes in Quito, Ecuador.  After graduating with a degree in Eco-tourism from Catholic University in Quito (PUCE), he ...

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Geoff Carpentier

Tour leader for Birding Ecotours Geoff’s interest in nature started when he was 13, when he would wander through the woods and countryside near his northern Canadian home, learning about nature firs ...

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Greg Holland

Senior Birding Guide for Birding Ecotours Greg Holland has been an avid birdwatcher for 30 years, with a particular passion for pursuing African birds. His interest in birds started from a young age, ...

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Jason Boyce

Senior Birding guide and administrative assistant for Birding Ecotours. Jason recently completed a BSc in Environmental Science and now does a lot of guiding in Africa and Europe. We’re aiming to ha ...

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John Kinghorn

Birding guide and administrative assistant for Birding Ecotours. John Kinghorn has been interested in the bush and nature since he was a child and has been traveling to the Kruger National Park since ...

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Mark Harrington

Senior Birding Ecotours tour leader based in Cape Town. Mark Harrington is an accredited bird guide registered with the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT), as well as with the Fiel ...

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Matt Prophet

Senior Birding Guide for Birding Ecotours. Matt Prophet’s passion for birds began when as a child he became infatuated with the Verreaux’s Eagles that frequented Cape Town’s Cape Peninsula w ...

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Monika Forner

Birding Ecotours web editor Being the editor of our very large website is more than a full-time job. Each and every itinerary, trip report, and blog article has to be carefully examined – bird names ...

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Nadia Brooks

Top administration and design person for Birding Ecotours. Nadia has a National Diploma in Nature Conservation and has coordinated, and guided, youth development/ environmental education programs at ...

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Nick Buys

Senior tour leader for Birding Ecotours in Africa Nick was born and raised in the beautiful country of Namibia, a privilege that made Africa and its wildlife a concrete part of his childhood. His pass ...

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Rachel Lang

Social media representative and guest blogger for Birding Ecotours Rachel Lang grew up on a dairy farm in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands, but spent many holidays exploring the wilds of Southern Africa wi ...

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Wian van Zyl

Birding Guide and administrative assistant for Birding Ecotours Growing up on a Big Five private game reserve, Wian has always had a great passion for the African bush. With an ecologist for a dad, ...

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