Meet the Team

Andy Walker - Birding Ecotours

Andrew Walker

Andrew (Andy) Walker is from the United Kingdom (UK) but based in our satellite Indonesia office in Bali, an ideal location for his many Asian and Australasian bird tours. Andy has spent the last 34

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Chris Lotz

Colloquially referred to as ‘boss man’ by some fellow staff members, Chris is exactly that, the CEO and founder of Birding Ecotours. Underneath Chris’s unassuming, friendly persona lies a de

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Dominic Rollinson

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 was not enough, and family trips were organ

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Dylan Vasapolli

Dylan Vasapolli grew up in the suburbs of Johannesburg and was fortunate enough to experience the joys of the then largely still-wild surroundings on a regular basis. From a young age the beauty of n

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Eduardo Ormaeche

Eduardo Ormaeche has worked continuously for Birding Ecotours since 2004. He started guiding tours in his native country of Peru and from there spread out into many South and Central American countri

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Fraser Bell

Fraser Bell’s love for birds and their conservation has taken him across five continents, where he has engaged in ornithological work ranging from banding (ringing) birds in the Peruvian Amazon, su

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Galo Real

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 Natur

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Giancarlo Ventolini

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

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Jacob Roalef

Jacob Roalef has spent his whole life living in the greater Dayton, Ohio, area. From a young age he has been fascinated with the outdoors and the creatures that inhabit it. First it was insects, and

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Luis Gles

Luis Eduardo Gles is a naturalist from Colombia, where he grew up exploring the country. In his homeland he fell in love with nature, and that is when his fascination with birds began. Luis is curren

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Nadia Brooks

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 i

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Sarah Preston

I want to see all the birds! I love traveling to see new birds and having adventures in exotic places. There’s nothing like waking up in a place you’ve never been and hearing all the birds you’

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