Meet the team

Andrew Walker

Senior Tour Leader and UK Office Manger.  Andy has spent the last 30 years birding extensively across the world with a focus in the Oriental, Australasian, and Western Palearctic regions, where he…

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Chris Lotz

CEO and 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…

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Dominic Rollinson

Senior Birding Guide and Administrative Assistant. Dom grew up in Zululand in northeastern South Africa, where his passion for birding began at a young age. Soon birding the savannas and forests of Zululand…

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Dylan Vasapolli

Senior Birding Guide and South African Office Manager. Dylan Vasapolli grew up in the suburbs of Johannesburg and fortunately, due to a very supportive mother, was able to experience the joys of the then…

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Eduardo Ormaeche

Senior Tour Leader and South American Office Manager. Eduardo Ormaeche has been working continuously for Birding Ecotours since 2004. He started guiding tours in his native country of Peru and from there spread out into…

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Galo Real

Tour Leader. 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 became qualified as a Naturalist…

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Giancarlo Ventolini

Tour Leader. Giancarlo, a new addition to the Birding Ecotours team, comes from an Italian family that immigrated to Colombia, where he grew up and lives. Giancarlo has been in love with birds and nature all his life…

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Jason Boyce

Senior Tour Leader and South African Office Manager. Passionate, positive, and caring are three words describing Jason’s incredible character, which go hand-in-hand with his fantastic people skills, friendly…

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John Kinghorn

Birding guide and administrative assistant. John has been interested in the bush and nature since he was a child and has been traveling around Southern Africa with his family in their ongoing pursuit for wildlife…

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Nadia Brooks

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…

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Wian van Zyl

Birding Guide and Social Media Manager. Growing up on a 50 000-acre Big Five private game reserve in the heart of the African bush with an ecologist father, it is only understandable how Wian managed…

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