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 he was eight months old. He has a variety of varying interests, but biodiversity as a whole is where his heart lies, with bats and birds occupying most of his time when he is not studying toward an LLB degree through the University of South Africa. John is also a Member of the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA) and is a qualified Terrestrial Level 1 Guide and National Bird Guide. He works as a guide and office staff for Birding Ecotours, is Chairman of Youth Africa Birding, and regularly helps raise awareness and funds for various conservation-related organizations.
Being one of Southern Africa’s foremost young birders, having observed over 820 species on the subcontinent, John has also traveled to many exotic countries in different parts of the world, including China and Australia, and recently (2014) broke the record for the youngest person to see 800 species of Southern African birds in a calendar year, making him only the sixth-ever person to accomplish this feat.