Head of Company Administration
Every company has its staff members who simply ‘make things work’, and when it comes to Birding Ecotours that’s Nadia. Being in charge of the company’s office administration, Nadia forms an integral part of the Birding Ecotours team. Whether it be contacting clients, uploading our latest and greatest blog posts, answering your email queries, organizing tour logistics, making sure our clients enjoy nothing short of an incredible time spent on one of our tours…you name it, and Nadia is handling it!
Nadia has a National Diploma in Nature Conservation and both coordinated and guided youth development/environmental education programs at the De Hoop Nature Reserve (South Africa) before joining the Birding Ecotours team. It is thus understandable where her friendly and helpful nature stems from, both of which are attributes strongly representative of our company and what we look for in our staff.
When not making sure that the Birding Ecotours machine is well oiled and functioning at full capacity, Nadia enjoys spending time traversing local forest patches with her family, enjoying all the avian gems that they have to offer.
Our trips with Birding Ecotours are always well supported by the home office. Chris Lotz will answer any questions and concerns quickly and patiently and in good humor. Nadia quickly picks up any slack that results from Chris and the guides being out of town or delays in emails. She keeps communications moving smoothly.
Jim and Barb Leupold, Arlington, Virginia
I have birded with Birding Ecotours since 2004. As I stated in my first web trip report of Southern South Africa that I thought you were one of the most competent guides I had ever birded with and that Birding Ecotours was an extremely professional organization in every way. In 2013, after birding with you a dozen times in 8 countries (and more this April and June) my opinions are now cast in concrete. Your ear and ability to co-ordinate the sounds with species is unsurpassed. You are decisive and a lot of fun to travel with which, in my opinion, are qualities essential in a top guide. You and Nadia organize trips meticulously and show truly sound judgement in your choices of routes, lodging and transportation arrangements. As you know, I ask a lot of questions and have always received thoughtful and timely answers. I have never been left feeling neglected in any way. I’ve been asked many time by birding friends all over the world for recommendations and Birding Ecotours is always my first choice in Africa. I don’t doubt that our coming trips to Asia and the Caribbean will be equally productive and fun.
Jay Lamb, San Francisco Bay area of California