Joshua Olszewski

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Bird Tour Leader for Birding Ecotours

Josh grew up in suburban Johannesburg, where his birding path started at a very young age. His deep interest in the world of birds began at three years of age, and was birthed from the many field guides and bird books he read as a child. During this time, Josh thoroughly birded the wider Gauteng region which soon extended to the rest of South Africa as he got older. Having birded the country extensively for the last 10 years, he has recently broadened his reach to countries like Argentina, Israel and Norway.

Knowing that he wanted a career in birding from an early age, Josh’s passion for birds and birding led him to pursue bird guiding and to complete a bird guide specialist course. His involvement in conservation work through BirdLife South Africa even led to him being awarded the Birdlife South Africa Owlet award in 2017. His interest in nature also extends far beyond birding, encompassing other wildlife such as mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and dragonflies.

With a bright demeanor, Josh loves sharing his interest in birds with others and creating memorable experiences for people in the natural world.

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Read Joshua Olszewski’s feedback from clients:

Josh knew the locations well and we explored each thoroughly. He was well acquainted with the birds and where to find them, and explained habits, identification etc. Enjoyable and relaxed chat in the vehicle between sites.

Richard - on Josh and Cape birding tours

I used Josh for a one-day trip to the Cape Town west coast area. Josh is an extremely knowledgeable, professional guide. His easy-going personality made the day extremely enjoyable. Josh is an eBirder and it is obvious that the skills he uses to review bird reports helps in the identification of the local birds. Great job!

John - On Josh and Cape Birding Tours

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